Pretty easy, overall.
This course automatically enrolls you in an internship to assist classrooms in elementary schools. This is perfect for people who are interested in STEM teaching and enjoy working with students of K-6th grade.
I really enjoyed gaining the experience of working with my 2nd grade class. It has opened my eyes as to how much the teacher has to plan and strategize lessons for their students. Although after this internship I knew this wasn't where my passion lied, I certainly enjoyed the overall experience and working with the students.
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Advice for students:
There's a 2 hour discussion you have to attend as well as 2 hours of internship per week. During discussion, don't expect too much. There have been many complaints of the professor asking seemingly obvious questions, but this is in order to find different views as to what and why a student would learn in certain ways. For example, we once had a slide displaying some dice and the professor would ask us for methods in how we were able to count them really quickly (eg. groups of 2, 5, etc.). In addition, expect to be patient and assertive with students throughout the internship. You have to be able to appropriately and assertively some students' misbehavior that you see. After each visit expect to do a short summary of what you did and learned that day. There isn't a lot of work in comparison to other G.E. requirements. The final paper is probably the largest, where you write a few pages about issues in the classroom and their solution.