Education Internships

Students enrolled in the Education Department have structured pre-practicum experiences each year culminating in the practicum (student teaching) in spring of the senior year. The pre-practicum requirements break down as follows:

  • Freshman: tutoring in America Reads, Wednesdays at Williams (math), or other formal setting approved by ED 110 instructor
  • Sophomore: 25 hours each semester connected to literacy methods courses
  • Junior: 25+ hours each semester connected to literacy, math, and/or science methods courses
  • Senior: 150+ hours in fall (pre-practicum) and 300+ hours in spring (practicum)

Practicum/student teaching. Student teachers attend the site full time (Monday – Friday) for the full semester. Working under the supervision of specific teachers, they take on increasing responsibility for planning, teaching, and evaluating lessons; interacting with children; and managing all aspects of the classroom. For two weeks near the end of the placement, student teachers take over the full day, including all planning, teaching, and management.

Recent sites:
MacArthur Elementary, Waltham
Williams Elementary, Newton
Lincoln-Eliot Elementary, Newton
Holland Elementary, Boston (Dorchester)

Freshman tutoring. Licensure students begin teaching young learners in their first year at Lasell. These structured tutoring programs give them experience in meeting various needs and using appropriate materials.

Recent sites:
America Reads: Williams Elementary, Newton
Lincoln-Eliot Elementary, Newton
Boston Renaissance Charter School
America Counts: Boston Renaissance Charter School
Wednesdays at Williams: Math tutoring at Williams in Newton

Sophomore and junior pre-practicum. Students work in specific classrooms with assignments specific to methods courses in which they are enrolled. Assignments begin with observing the classroom teacher and aspects of organizing for particular subjects, and include planning, teaching, and assessing using materials and objectives appropriate to the grade level and subject.

Recent sites:
MacArthur Elementary, Waltham
Whittemore Elementary, Waltham
Williams Elementary, Newton
Lincoln-Eliot Elementary, Newton
Ward Elementary, Newton

Senior pre-practicum. Students attend the site two full days per week for the full semester. Working with one teacher, they take responsibility for various aspects of the curriculum. By the end of the semester, they have planned and taught lessons in all subjects.

Recent sites:
MacArthur Elementary, Waltham
Williams Elementary, Newton
Lincoln-Eliot Elementary, Newton
Ward Elementary, Newton
Bowen Elementary, Newton
Holland Elementary, Boston (Dorchester)
Natick High School, Natick

Faculty Profile

Catherine Zeek, Ed.D.Professor of Education; Director of RoseMary B. Fuss Teaching and Learning CenterProfessor Catherine Zeek's scholarly interests focus on integrating high-impact teaching practices and effective supports for part-time faculty.  

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