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Professional Education
The professional education component is a carefully articulated program of study where courses are taken in blocks and in a prescribed order. The professional education courses that are part of Learning to Teach/Teaching to Learn (LT/TL) are tied closely to specific professional development school (PDS) sites in Marion County. These are schools that have entered into a special partnership with the School of Education. Some of the formal course work as well as all of the field experiences that accompany this course work are conducted at the PDS sites. Students also have the option to student teach at these PDS sites.

Because LT/TL is a field-based program in which formal class sessions are integrated with field experiences, most professional education courses are offered at a time when teacher education candidates are able to work with students in P-12 classrooms. Most professional education courses are scheduled during the day, and students will need to make arrangements to devote one day (part-time enrollment) or two days (full-time enrollment) each week to complete the class and early field experience work.