The Augsburg College Education Department and the State of Minnesota Board of Teaching require preservice teachers to engage in pre-student teaching activities in urban K-12 schools. These service-learning experiences are an important part of preparing licensure students for the rigors of full-time K-12 teaching.
The use of service-learning in the Augsburg College teacher licensure program is based on a pedagogical model of knowledge and skill development developed at the college in the 1990′s. This model has been used by many colleges and universities around North America. Click here to read more about Augsburg’s S-L Integration Model. A web site with definitions, examples, forms, and resources is also available. It is called: Service-Learning: A Pre-Service Teacher’s Guide.
At several points within the licensure program, each student’s experience is assessed and documented. This documentation becomes part of the licensure student’s file in the Education Department and are required for licensure. The following forms may be used in conjunction with these service-learning/fieldwork placements:
- Field Experience Log
- SPE - EBD/LD Licensure Hours Documentation Log
- Field Experience Site Registration
- Student Field Experience Handbook
- Faculty Field Experience Development Handbook
- Partner School Sites
- Criminal Background Check and Release Form – MPS
Field Experience Evaluation Forms: