ADE-611 Teaching in the NYC Public Schools
Students apply the insights gained through previous coursework, reading, and observation as they participate in a professional teaching situation in either a NYC public elementary or a NYC public secondary school. Under the guidance of a NY State certified visual arts instructor, students work for 25 full days at their assigned sites-observing, assisting and ultimately teaching independently. An ADE faculty member observes the students 3 times over the course of the semester and leads 4 on-campus seminars that serve as a forum for reflection, analysis, and inspiration. Lesson plans and artwork from lessons taught, as well as issues related to studio management, curriculum development, and school cultures are the subjects of discussion. Students work with their cooperating teachers to identify a research question and explore that question through action research.