The DDTP Fieldwork program pairs volunteer mentor teachers from local schools, both public and private, with DDTP participants. These mentors allow the DDTP Fieldwork interns to visit their classrooms for a minimum of 42 hours in a given semester (Fall or Spring).
The field experience serves as an opportunity for students in the program to explore the teaching profession in greater depth and to apply the course knowledge they have learned in practical settings when working with primary and secondary students.
Each student will be under the guidance of the Fieldwork Supervisor and the Site Mentor Teacher in a specific grade level and discipline.
For Fieldwork interns, there are four major outcomes desired from their experiences:
- Self reflection
- Introduction to the role of teacher
- Observation leading to provision of instructional assistance
- Exposure to relevant grade level/subject matter