Handbooks and Policies

Practicum Handbook
[For Practicum Students, Cooperating Teachers & University Supervisors]

The Practicum Handbook is a guide for all students participating in a College of Education practicum experience during the fall, spring or summer semesters.  It includes the expectations and responsibilities of a practicum students, cooperating teachers and university supervisors.  It also includes sample forms required for completion of the practicum experience as well as helpful information from professional organizations.

Make sure to review and refer to the handbook before and during your practicum experience. The handbook will be reviewed during a meeting between the cooperating teacher, university supervisor and yourself at the beginning of your practicum experience.

PRACTICUM HANDBOOK

I.

PRACTICUM EXPECTATIONS

 

II.

CO-TEACHING

 

Iii.

LESSON PLANNING

 

IV.

CONTEXTUAL FACTORS JOURNAL

 

V.

ASSESSMENT OF PRE-SERVICE TEACHER CANDIDATES IN FIELD EXPERIENCE

 

 

Twenty Competencies Rubric

 

 

Special Case in Field Experience: Preparing Inquiring Educators

 

VI.

ON-LINE ASSESSMENT PROCESS: CHALK AND WIRE

 

 

Quick Start Guide for Students

 

 

Quick Start Guide for External Assessors

 

VII.

USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS

 

VIII.

APPENDICES

 

 

  1.  Policies and Procedures

 

 

  1. Practicum/Student Teaching Withdrawal Process

 

 

C.    NEA’s and CEC’s Code of Ethics of the Education Profession.

 

 

Code of Ethical Conduct and Statement of Commitment

 

 

D.   The New Jersey Teaching Standards  

 

 

       National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

 

 

       Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium Standards

 

 

E.    Legal Responsibilities

 

 

F.   Reporting Child Abuse in New Jersey

 

 

G.   William Paterson University’s Sexual Harassment Policies

 

 

H.    Early Childhood Education – Field Experience

 

 

I.   List of Professional Organizations

 

 

J.   NJEA Student Membership Information

 

 

K.   College of Education Clubs and Societies

 

 

L.   Certification in New Jersey

 

 

M.   Capitalize on Your Field Experiences to Land That First Job

 

 

N.   Criteria for Recommending a Cooperating Teacher

 

 

O.   Collaborative Field Experience Agreement Between William Paterson University 
       and the School District

 

 

P.   Supervisor Criteria and Job Description

 

 

 

Student Teaching Handbook 
[For Student Teachers, Cooperating Teachers & University Supervisors]

The Student Teaching Handbook is a guide for all students participating in a College of Education student teaching experience during the fall or spring semester.  It includes the expectations and responsibilities of a student teacher, cooperating teacher and university supervisor.  It also includes sample forms required for completion of the student teaching experience as well as helpful information from professional organizations.

Make sure to review and refer to it before and during your student teaching experience.  The handbook will be reviewed during a meeting between the cooperating teacher, university supervisor and yourself at the beginning of your student teaching experience.