Course Description

EDCN 5730 is the final requirement for SPU endorsement programs. This course provides the opportunity for an independent field experience in the new endorsement subject area. Each candidate will develop one unit plan in the new endorsement subject area and teach 5-10 lessons in the appropriate classroom setting. At least two lessons will be observed by an assigned SPU Supervisor. One lesson will be observed by a Mentor Teacher (chosen by candidate). Participants will develop final portfolio documenting positive impact on student learning, as well as knowledge and teaching skills gained in the new endorsement area. 

Candidates must submit application by deadline listed below prior to registration. See Notes section below for application link.


This course is only open to candidates who are admitted to the add-on endorsement program. In addition, a Field Experience Application must be completed and approved prior to registration.

Fall 2022 application (due 7/31/2022)

Please contact the Endorsement Office if you have any questions.


Participants must have passed the WEST-E NES Exam and completed all other required program coursework.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Teaching Endorsement Field Experience and Pedagogy Assessment
Sep 12, 2022 to Nov 18, 2022
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Course Fee(s)
Available for Credit
5 Quarter Credits
Section Notes

Application must be submitted online by July 31, 2022. Once an application has been approved, the registration deadline is August 31, 2022 by the end of the day. No candidate may register without an approved application and a passing WEST-E score on file.

Course Material Access: All course materials and assignments will be available to students via Canvas. (Access instructions for Canvas will be provided on registration receipt.) SPU Field Experience Supervisor contact information will be shared on the start date of the course.

Refund Policy: Withdrawal requests submitted online through SPU within 14 days of course start date will receive a 50 percent refund. No refunds will be given after that date. Please contact endorse@spu.edu before withdrawing. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.


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