Clinical Experiences Handbook

Teacher Candidate Clinical Experiences Handbook

The handbook is a guide for all teacher candidates participating in a College of Education clinical experience (practicum) and clinical practice (studen teaching/residency) during the fall, spring or summer semesters as well as clinical educators -  cooperating teachers and university supervisors.  It includes the expectations and responsibilities of teacher candidates, cooperating teachers and university supervisors. 

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

Webinars for Cooperating Teachers

Webinar I:  Being a Teacher Educator and Mentor
(an introduction for new and returning Cooperating Teachers)

Webinar II: Assessing Candidates and Using Chalk and Wire 

Webinar III: The Co-Teaching Partnership

 

HANDBOOK

I.

EXPECTATIONS AND GUIDELINES FOR ALL TEACHER CANDIDATES

II.

PRACTICUM EXPECTATIONS

III.

STUDENT TEACHING EXPECTATIONS

 

A Guide to the Student Teaching Experience

IV.

RESIDENCY EXPECTATIONS

 

A Guide to the Residency Experience

V.

PROFESSIONAL DISPOSITIONS

VI.

CO-TEACHING

 

VII.

LESSON PLANNING

 

VIII.

CONTEXTUAL FACTORS JOURNAL

 

IX.

COOPERATING TEACHERS AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS

 

X.

UNIVERSITY SUPERVISORS

 

XI.

ASSESSMENT OF TEACHER CANDIDATES IN FIELD EXPERIENCE

 

XII.

CHALK AND WIRE: ON-LINE ASSESSMENT PROCESS

 

 

Quick Start Guide for Students

 

 

Quick Start Guide for External Assessors

 

XIII.

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

 

XIV.

SCHOOL LAWS

 

XV.

ETHICS AND TEACHING STANDARDS

 

XVI.

PROGRAM AND DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC MATERIALS

 

XVII.

CERTIFICATION AND EMPLOYMENT

 

XVIII.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

 

 XIX.

 USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS