Teaching Practice

Teaching Practice at FCE Okene

Teaching practice is an integral part of the NCE programme. It is, therefore compulsory for all students to register for the programme. The teaching practice is of twenty-four (24) weeks duration and it carries six (6) credit units.

Code of Conduct for Students on Teaching Practice

Students from the College are placed in primary and secondary schools for teaching practice to provide them with the necessary skills, personal characteristics and experiences that would enhance their preparation as professional teachers. In order to attain the desired objectives of the teaching practice, student-teachers are expected to comport and conduct themselves in a manner that is consistent with the dignity of responsible and mature teachers. The student-teachers are, therefore expected to adhere strictly to the following codes of Conduct:

  • Students should report in their respective school on the first day of teaching practice;
  • Students should give their fullest cooperation to the staff of the host schools;
  • Students should not exhibit any behaviour that is in conflict with the school’s standard of behaviour, nor openly criticize the school, the principal or teachers;
  • Students should participate in the school’s activities e.g. attending school assemblies or games;
  • Students should be in their schools throughout theperiod of teaching practice. If a student isindisposed or has to attend to an emergency and asa result, unable to attend his/her classes, an officialpermission should be obtained from the Principal/Head-Teacher;
  • Students should remain in school until the closingtime whether or not they have lessons for the day;
  • Students should sign Time and Movement Register as required;
  • Students should not make themselves unnecessarily familiar with the opposite sex to the point of making themselves open to suspicion;
  • Ifa student-teacher fails to take part in an on-goingteaching practice on account of illness or any otherreason, such a student will carry out the exercise at the next available opportunity;
  • Student-teachers are expected to appear neat at alltimes; and
  • Unethical dressing like wearing of singlets or shirts carrying slogans and/or advertisements is prohibited.

Lesson Plan

  • Lesson plans should be prepared for all lessons, including revision lessons;
  • Where the same lesson is to be taught in more thanone arm of the same class on the same day, the same lesson plan will suffice. However, if the lesson periods fall on different days, the same lesson plan should be rewritten to reflect the day the lesson is being taught;
  • All lesson plans should be made available to the head of department/cooperating teacher to ensure that the lesson plans have been properly and adequately written. Lesson plans should therefore always be signed and dated by the cooperating teacher;
  • Lesson plans should be written in duplicate so that when the supervisor is working with the original copy the student-teacher can teach with duplicate; and
  • The complete record of the lesson plan should besubmitted to the TP Committee at the end of the exercise.

Student-Teacher Workload

  • The first week of teaching practice should be spenton observation and familiarization, preparation scheme of work, timetable and relevant instructional materials:
  • A student-teacher is expected to teach in his/her area of study;
  • The minimum teaching load for a student-teacher shall be 10 periods per week and a maximum of 18 periods per week;
  • Under normal circumstance, student-teachers are to teach in primary schools or junior secondary classes; and
  • A student-teacher shall require a minimum of six supervision of Teaching Practice to qualify for the Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE)