Student Teaching II: Local – EDUC 591

CG • Section • 11/10/2019 to 04/18/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

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. Lab fee.

Prerequisites

None

Registration Restrictions

Employment as a full-time K-12 teacher

Rationale

This course is an important step for the candidate who is employed in an accredited K–12 institution and is working towards obtaining licensure.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the candidate will be able to:

  1. Analyze legal issues regarding the teacher's role and responsibilities in education.
  2. Analyze student teaching experiences through reflective journal entries.
  3. Compare applied techniques to solving classroom management problems.
  4. Contrast the defined programs of exceptionality.
  5. Provide evidence of sound teaching practices.
  6. Assess student learning and instructional strategies

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Some of the reading in this course comes from the Training Materials from the Student Teaching Handbook.

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (2)

Discussion boards 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. In addition to the required forums, the Discussion Board also contains 4 optional forums where the the candidate can post prayer requests, course related questions or comments, and personal information to build a learning community among the course members. (MLO: A)

Placement Verification Form

The Placement Verification form should 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 instructor must be notified by the candidate if there are any discrepancies.

edTPA Intention Form

The Placement Verification form should 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 instructor must be notified by the candidate if there are any discrepancies.

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 Live Text. 

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 approve those hours. (MLO: B)

Lesson Plans (11)

The candidate will write lesson plans for all of the lessons he/she will be teaching and submit them in Blackboard. (MLO: C, D, E)

Weekly Schedule

The candidate will fill in the Weekly Schedule Template, located in the Student Teaching Handbook and submit it to the course instructor. (MLO: E)

Initial Visit and Confidentiality Agreement

The Initial Visit form is located in the Student Teacher Handbook. The candidate’s university supervisor will obtain this form from the Student Teacher Handbook and complete it during his/her first visit to the school. (MLO: A, D)

edTPA Video Assignment

The edTPA Video assignment requires the candidate to watch 6 videos, locate edTPA documents needed for the assessment, and complete guided questions. (MLO: E)

Field Experience Summary Check

The candidate will submit his/her Field Experience Summary (FES) form for review. If any area has not been completed, the candidate will need to make arrangements to complete any missing field experiences.

University Supervisor Observations (2)

The candidate’s University Supervisor will observe the candidate teaching a lesson at least twice during his/her placement (as indicated in the Student Teaching Timeframe) and will complete the evaluation form concerning the lesson observed. The form itself is located in the Student Teaching Handbook, so the candidate has access to this form in order to review or prepare. (MLO: C, D, E, F)

edTPA Context for Learning

The candidate will complete the Context for Learning portion of edTPA to demonstrate knowledge of the student teaching classroom. The submission will include an understanding of the diverse needs of the students the candidate is working with throughout the semester. (MLO: D)

edTPA Task 1

The candidate will complete Task 1 of edTPA using the provided edTPA Handbook. This submission will include the Lesson Plans for Learning Segments, Instructional Materials, Assessments, and the Planning Commentary. (MLO: F)

edTPA Task 2

The candidate will complete Task 2 of edTPA using the provided edTPA Handbook. This submission will include the video clip(s) and Instructional Commentary. (MLO: C, F)

edTPA Technical Review

edTPA is a subject-specific assessment that includes versions for 27 teaching fields. A candidate enrolled in a student teaching course will be completing the edTPA for a course requirement. In addition, a candidate in a state that requires the edTPA for licensure must register for scoring the edTPA through Pearson. All tasks will be submitted to LiveText for a technical review. (MLO: E, F)

Licensure Requirements for Portfolio

There are several certifications the candidate will need to complete for his/her license. These will be uploaded into his/her portfolio in LiveText.  Find the links to the licensure requirements here: https://www.liberty.edu/index.cfm?PID=14625 

The candidate will complete all certification modules that apply to his/her degree and attach a copy of each of the completed module certificates to the Evidence of Scholarship/Competencies and Skills section of your portfolio. (MLO: A, C, D, E, F)

edTPA Score Report

After the candidate receives his/her edTPA Score Report from Pearson, he/she will submit the report within the course. (MLO: E)

Field Experience Assessment (FEA)

The Field Experience Assessment is completed in 2 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 may hinder the candidate from proceeding to Gate 4. (MLO: A, C, D, E)

Portfolio

The candidate will complete the portfolio he/she has been working on throughout the program and will submit it via LiveText to the course instructor. (MLO: C, D, E, F)

P-12 Survey Assignment

The P-12 Survey Assignment is a way for the candidate to receive feedback from students about their perceptions of the candidate’s instruction and effectiveness as a teacher. The assignment should be completed in LiveText near the end of his/her student teaching placement. (MLO: F)

Placement Attendance Quiz

This quiz asks questions about expectations of attending the placement. The candidate will respond to each question, indicating whether it is true or false based on his/her knowledge of the expectations and requirements for attending each day of the placement throughout this course.

Mid-Term CPAST

The candidate’s On-Site Mentor will complete this assessment using the FEM in LiveText at the middle of the candidate’s placement. The consensus score report should be submitted by the candidate in Blackboard. (MLO: A, C, D, E, F)

Final CPAST

The candidate’s On-Site Mentor will complete this assessment using the FEM in LiveText at the end of the candidate’s placement. The consensus score report should be submitted by the candidate in Blackboard. (MLO: A, C, D, E, F)