In this Master’s level teacher education program, students have the opportunity to practice teaching in a total of four educational settings throughout their time in the program. In the first year of the program, students engage in three, 8-week block practicing teaching placements. These experiential learning opportunities offer real life experience in teaching. Students are placed with a mentor teacher who supports their learning and professional development. A key feature of the experiential component is its structure. Students practice teaching in the morning and attend academic courses in the afternoon. This supports the theory to practice connection in real time.