OU faculty members will teach courses and bring more than 60 OU students to gain important educational theory and practical experiences at Auburn Elementary.
“For university students, the richness of teacher prep here is unparalleled,” Dr. Maxfield continued. “We are delighted to be a part of it and delighted that this school could become the model for universities and schools across the state and country. It is truly a model worth replicating.”
With Auburn Elementary, the university and school district are able to explore their common vision for a school that incorporates teacher preparation, leadership development, social justice, parent and community engagement, and ongoing professional development for all staff that can directly lead to improved academic outcomes.
All told, the “wrap around” services for Auburn Elementary students and their families will touch on several areas within the OU community, including the School of Education and Human Services, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, Department of Music, Theatre & Dance, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Social Work & Criminal Justice, and the Department of Counseling.
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