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Resources for Cooperating Teachers, University Supervisors and Teacher Candidates

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Future teachers must be familiar with the characteristics of learners from various cultural, social and ethnic backgrounds. Working with "age-appropriate" learners promotes an understanding of teaching-learning processes, contributes to sound decision-making about academic and career goals and helps prepare educators for their work with diverse learners. All Penn State Agricultural and Extension Education majors are required to accumulate 80 hours of early field experience; 40 of those hours must be with special populations.