This course is the Fall Semester portion of the academic year long internship that introduces interns to the elementary school, its support services and school community agencies. Students must participate in preplanning and the first week of classes. They maintain weekly contact (minimum of nine hours) with their assigned school. The mentor teachers and interns implement a co-teaching model that allows the interns to observe, practice, assess, and reflect best teaching practices. Interns focus attention on the diversity of pupils, special needs of learners, and individual learning styles as well as how learning is influenced. Additionally, interns must attend an on-campus seminar (one afternoon per week) taught by CSU faculty members and/or resource persons.