Student teaching placements options include rural, urban, suburban, public and parochial institutions. All student teaching placements take place in the Quad-Cities area and are closely supervised by faculty members.
Faculty members share a wide range of professional experiences with students: teaching in public and private schools in- and out-of-state, teaching abroad, moving from teaching to administration, field experience and advanced study.
More than 90 percent of Augustana students enrolled in education programs complete their degree in four years, often including a term abroad.
Club Ed members take part in workshops, presentations, social events, visit schools during field trips to Chicago, volunteer at local schools, and participate in child-oriented service projects.
Education students have two opportunities to take their learning off-campus. Over winter break, they may travel Jamaica to and serve as teachers in one of three Kingston schools. In May, students may travel to St. Augustine, Fla., for placement in a classroom at the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind.