* In both cases, students observe and participate in classrooms under the supervision of qualified school personnel in the subject area in which they are preparing to teach and complete activities linked directly to the seminar topics.
Allow candidates to interact with students in a more active manner
Introduce candidates to strategies for addressing the diverse learning needs of students within their content areas
Introduce candidates to the process of lesson planning
We have formed partnerships with several districts for the ILAS 301 clinical. Our teaching candidates serve as teaching assistants in the classrooms in which they are placed. The schools benefit by having skilled and motivated NIU-CLAS teaching candidates assisting their teachers and students, and our teaching candidates benefit by getting significant hands-on experience and working with diverse student populations.