Our introductory middle grades course meets on-site in a partner school. This context for the course derives from an overall emphasis on partnerships in our College of Education. Meeting on-site affords teacher candidates more continuity in a middle level classroom so that they can observe young adolescents and middle level teaching. At the early stage of our program, this course meeting on-site helps prepare teacher candidates to contribute positively to schooling for young adolescents.
Wall, A., & Draper, C. (2017). Taking it to the Streets: Teaching Methods and Curriculum Courses On-Site with Partner Schools. Middle Grades Review, 3(1). https://scholarworks.uvm.edu/mgreview/vol3/iss1/5