Instructor working with student.

EDTL 3059 – 15 observation hours
RAPIL candidates observe and reflect on a variety of practices in secondary classrooms, with a focus on:

  • Alignment of classroom practice to building goals
  • Content knowledge and questioning
  • Planning for differentiation
  • Strategies to engage all learners
  • Assessment practices
  • Classroom culture and climate
  • Classroom management strategies


EDTL 3060 – 25 field experience hours
RAPIL candidates work with a cooperating teacher – in a secondary classroom aligned to their endorsement area. Classroom activities include but are not limited to:

  • Co-teaching with the cooperating teacher
  • Work with students in small groups
  • Teach lessons developed with the cooperating teacher and written independently
  • Reflect on instruction with the guidance of a RAPIL Evaluator
  • Create artifacts to accompany a lesson
  • Create activities for students (as directed by the cooperating teacher)
  • Work one-on-one with students (as directed by the cooperating teacher)
  • Assist the cooperating teacher with classroom tasks
  • Reflect on classroom experiences with the cooperating teacher

    EDTL 3061 – 25 field experience hours
    ​​​​​​​RAPIL candidates work with a cooperating teacher at a different instructional level (middle school or high school) from the EDTL 3060 field experience. Classroom activities will be similar, but the candidate is expected to demonstrate a greater level of independence.