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 (student teaching/residency) during the fall, spring or summer semesters as well as clinical educators -  clinical educators and clinical supervisors.  It includes the expectations and responsibilities of teacher candidates, clinical educators and clinical 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 clinical educator, clinical supervisor and the teacher candidate at the beginning of each clinical experience.

Webinars for Clinical Educators and Mentors

Webinar I:  edTPA in the Classroom (presented on February 9, 2022)

Webinar II:   Being a Teacher Educator and Mentor(presented on February 15, 2022)
                           (an introduction for new and returning Clinical Educators)

Webinar III:  Assessing Candidates and Using Chalk and Wire (presented on February 16, 2022)
                  Assessing Candidates and Using Chalk and Wire (presented on February 17, 2022)

Webinar V: The Co-Teaching Partnership (presented on February 18, 2021)

HANDBOOK

I. EXPECTATIONS AND GUIDELINES FOR ALL TEACHER CANDIDATES

II. CLINICAL EXPERIENCE (PRACTICUM) EXPECTATIONS

III. CLINICAL PRACTICE I EXPECTATIONS

IV. CLINICAL PRACTICE II EXPECTATIONS

V. ADVANCED PROGRAM CLINICAL EXPECTATIONS

VI. PROFESSIONAL DISPOSITIONS

VII. CO-TEACHING

VIII. LESSON PLANNING

IX. CLINICAL JOURNALS

X. COOPERATING TEACHERS AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS

XI. CLINICAL SUPERVISORS

XII. ASSESSMENT OF TEACHER CANDIDATES IN FIELD EXPERIENCE

XIII. ASSESSMENT FOR ADVANCED CANDIDATES IN THE FIELD

XIV. ANTHOLOGY PORTFOLIO: ON-LINE ASSESSMENT PROCESS (formerly known as Chalk and Wire)

Quick Start Guide for Students

Quick Start Guide for External Assessors

XV. POLICIES AND LEGAL RESPONSIBILITIES

XVI. SCHOOL LAWS

XVII. ETHICS AND TEACHING STANDARDS

XVIII. PROGRAM AND DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC MATERIALS

XIX. CERTIFICATION AND EMPLOYMENT

XX. PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

XXI. USEFUL PHONE NUMBERS

XXII. IMPLEMENTING edTPA at WP

XXIII.  REMOTE OBSERVATIONS PROCEDURES AND SUPPORTS