In the Augustana University Teacher Education Program, students experience more than 100 hours of hands-on classroom time prior to student teaching and engage in field experiences from the beginning of the program, working as tutors, mentors and classroom assistants, engaged in the following:
- Working one-on-one in a mentoring or tutoring program
- Observing and assisting classroom teachers
- Providing instruction and assistance to small groups of students
- Teaching whole-class lessons
All licensure programs culminate in a full-time student teaching experience — typically providing the opportunity for multiple placements. Opportunities for out-of-the-area student teaching are possible. Graduates are highly sought after to fill teaching positions upon program completion.