This course is the Spring Semester portion of the academic year-long internship that introduces interns to the elementary school, its support services and school community agencies. This course is a clinical experience in Elementary Education during the spring semester of a candidate’s senior year. Student teaching is a full-time, 15-week, directed classroom experience (grades P5). Student teachers, under the direction of a mentor teacher, take increasing responsibility for learners and engage in many of the activities that constitute the range of a teacher’s assigned duties. Emphasis will be placed on working with diverse and special needs learners within the regular classroom, utilizing technology, managing classrooms, understanding assessment, and familiarizing oneself with the school, its resources, and surrounding community.