UTCH 4000 Apprentice Teaching 9/0/9
Prerequisite: UTCH 3001 with a minimum grade of C and UTCH 3002 with a minimum grade of C and UTCH 3003 with a minimum grade of C
The course requires Candidates to teach for one full semester in the public schools at the secondary level under the supervision of an experienced, qualified classroom teacher. Weekly 90 minute seminars are scheduled on campus as an integral part of the Apprentice Teaching experience. In a supportive environment Apprentice Teachers share their experiences and work on solutions for difficulties they are experiencing. They learn about legal and logistical issues in teaching, become familiar with how the diverse components of a high school or middle school are organized into a highly effective system, and prepare for the GACE Exams. For their final product, Apprentice Teachers submit a portfolio, which documents their progress toward meeting the GA PSC standards for new teachers.