Ready, Set, Teach!
Ready, Set, Teach! is a field-based internship which provides students a background knowledge of child and adolescent development principles as well as principles of effective teaching practices. Students in Ready, Set, Teach!, which can be taken for one or two years, work under the joint direction and supervision of both a Family and Consumer Sciences teacher and exemplary educators in direct instructional roles with elementary, middle, and/or high school-aged students. Students in this class plan and direct individualized instruction and group activities, prepare instructional materials, assist with record keeping, make physical arrangements, and complete other responsibilities of classroom teachers. The students are involved in observation as well as direct student instruction; placement rotations are utilized to allow students to have experiences in a full range of education career roles, grade levels, subject areas, and ability groups. During the course of each week, students enrolled in Ready, Set, Teach! are involved in instruction from the Family and Consumer Science teacher as well as involved in supervised field-based observation and application of principles/practices studied in the class.