This course introduces students to the norms, values, routines, policies and relationships that form the classroom culture in a public school classroom. Students complete at least 30 hours of practicum experiences in cooperation with local school personnel in the Colorado Springs area. Responsibilities vary according to the needs of the school, but emphasis is on individualized help to K-12 students. Coursework explores educational theories and learning environment design and compares and contrasts instructional strategies. Practicum experiences converge with course content to examine the influence of classroom culture on student learning.