Teaching in an accredited K-12 institution and participation in related professional activities. Applies what has been learned to the actual process of the classroom for which the candidate has been employed.
For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.
Student teaching is the culmination of all of the candidate’s course work for preparation for teaching. It is essential to provide an opportunity to communicate with university supervisors.
Textbook readings and presentations
Course Requirements Checklist
After reading the Syllabus and Student Expectations, the candidate will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.
Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the candidate is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be 200 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the candidate is required to reply to 2 classmates’ threads. Each reply must be 100 words. (CLO: A)
The Student Teaching in Your Own Classroom Verification Form must be completed after the first day of the placement providing the information requested regarding the placement location and on-site mentor information. This information must be consistent with the information provided by the Field Office. The candidate will let the instructor know if there are any discrepancies.
Quiz: Placement Attendance
The candidate will complete the Attendance Quiz by answering questions regarding attendance for the student teaching placement.
Journal Entries & Weekly Logs (15)
The candidate will submit a 2- to 3-paragraph journal entry summarizing the week at school. The candidate’s entries should reflect personal experiences about what was learned and what challenges were faced while also responding to a prompt. Weekly hours will be logged and also recorded in LiveText. During select weeks, the FEM will be checked for the recording of hours. The candidate must input his/her direct and indirect hours in the “View Placement Details” in the FEM; the onsite mentor must then approve those hours. (CLO: B)
The candidate will fill in the Weekly Schedule Template, located in the Student Teaching Handbook and submit it to the course instructor. (CLO: E)
Lesson Plans (11)
The candidate will submit lesson plans each Friday prior to the week the lessons are to be taught. The lesson plans for the first 5 lessons taught will be written as detailed lesson plans. After completing the 5 detailed lesson plans with approval from the Course Instructor, the candidate can use block lesson plans for the subsequent lessons. The differences between completing the 2 kinds and further guidelines are outlined in the course. (CLO: C, D, E)
Initial Visit and Confidentiality Agreement
The Initial Visit form is located in the Student Teacher Handbook. The candidate, On-Site Mentor, and University Supervisor will obtain this form from and complete it during the candidate’s first visit to the school. (CLO: A)
Field Experience Summary Check
The candidate will submit his/her Field Experience Summary (FES) form for review. If an area has not been completed, the candidate will need to make arrangements to complete any missing field experiences. (CLO: D)
On-Site Mentor Observations (2)
The On-Site Mentor will complete the observation form provided in The Student Teaching Handbook for two formal lessons the candidate teaches during the placement. (CLO: C, D, E)
The candidate’s On-Site Mentor will complete this assessment through the FEM in LiveText. The consensus score report should be submitted by the candidate in the course. (CLO: A, C, D, E)
In order for the course instructor to be able to observe and evaluate the candidate’s teaching, the candidate will need to make arrangements to have one of his/her lessons videotaped. The candidate will then submit the recorded lesson in LiveText. The recorded lesson must be 30 minutes or less and include the entire lesson, from beginning to end. (CLO: C, D, E)
Field Experience Assessment
The Field Experience Assessment is completed in two parts in LiveText. The completed FES form should be submitted for review and a reflection regarding these experiences should also be included. This assignment must be submitted in LiveText. Failure to complete all areas on the FES form will impact the final course grade and will hinder the candidate from proceeding to Gate 4. (CLO: A, C, D, E)
The candidate will complete the Portfolio he/she has been working on throughout the program and will submit it to both LiveText and to the course. (CLO: C, D, E)
P-12 Survey Assignment
The P-12 Survey Assignment is a way for the candidate to receive feedback from students about their perceptions of candidate instruction and effectiveness as a teacher. The assignment should be completed in LiveText near the end of his/her student teaching placement.
The candidate’s On-Site Mentor and University Supervisor will complete this assessment through the FEM section of LiveText. The consensus score report should be submitted by the candidate in the course. (CLO: A, C, D, E)
Quiz: Program Completer Survey
The candidate will complete a quiz after submitting a survey providing the School of Education information to continue contact after graduation.