Responsibilities and Information
As a department of Teachers College and a laboratory school, Burris has a special obligation and mission to be involved as a site for pre-service, and other teachers to gain experience, develop teaching skills, and acquire additional knowledge about schools, students and the instructional process.
Burris Laboratory School and its faculty and administration are prepared and willing to accommodate Ball State University students in teacher education, or other licensing programs, in the following types of experiences:
Scheduling Ball State Students
The needs of Burris Laboratory School to be able to conduct a quality K-12 education for its students, the potential large numbers of teacher education students seeking experiences at Burris, and the constraints of time, space, and number of Burris students all require that careful attention be given to the placement of Ball State students in Burris classes. In order to most efficiently accommodate the placement of Ball State students at Burris and to protect the rights of Burris faculty, students, and families it will be necessary to require that:
Students with Disabilities in the Classroom
Policies for Pre-Service Experience
Various departments of Teachers College develop specific goals for students' pre-service experiences at Burris Laboratory School. Classroom teachers specify requirements to be fulfilled with their individual classes as they service to implement departmental goals.
The Office of Teacher Education Services (OTES) is in charge of all laboratory experiences. This office coordinates student placement in pre-service programs, as well as Burris Laboratory classroom observations.
Elementary Education policies for EDEL courses are defined in the BSU course handbook.
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