ERIC Number: ED051221
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
Reference Count: 0
An Intern Program of Pre-Student Teaching Experiences for Speech Communication Majors.
Sarbaugh, Lawrence E.; Bodaken, Edward M.
A program designed to provide prospective secondary speech teachers with intern experiences in addition to those received during the formal student teaching program was initiated at Michigan State University. Objectives of the program are to: (1) analyze the classroom situation from a communication process point of view, (2) observe a variety of classroom situations in one school system, (3) clarify expectations of students, their adivsors, and high school teachers as to the role of the new teacher, and (4) provide a relative standard of comparison on which to form an evaluation of teaching as a career. Concurrent to enrolling in his regular methods course, the communication (speech) education major enrolls for four credit hours of independent study; this study is a "course" for the intern program. Student evaluation of the program takes place in individual conferences with the departmental faculty and in group discussions during the methods course. The responsibilities of the student intern are established by the supervising teacher and the departmental faculty in terms of the student's perceived competency and needs. The students are required to keep daily diaries of their intern activities, and these are submitted to their advisors at the end of the term. The supervising teachers evaluate intern performance. (CK)
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Identifiers: Michigan State University
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (56th, New Orleans, December, 1970)