D&E students begin teaching component

ELKINS – Davis & Elkins College education students have started the student teaching component of their teacher certification in area schools.

Student teaching is the culminating experience in D&E’s teacher education program. Teacher candidates work full-time in public school classrooms under the mentoring of a qualified co-operating teacher.

By the end of two seven-week teaching placements, student teachers have gained valuable experience in planning, teaching and managing a classroom.

Shanda Ross has started student teaching at Third Ward Elementary School and Elkins Middle School. Ross is a resident of Bowden.

Tracey Ruddle has started student teaching at Beverly Elementary School. Ruddle is a resident of Beverly.