During the student teaching experience, student teachers are to assume responsibility for completing the following tasks and assignments:
· Complete a Student Teacher Agreement at the orientation meeting at the beginning of the semester.
· Accept and follow through on recommendations and suggestions made by Cooperating Teachers, Cooperating Principals, and University Supervisors relating to improving instructional effectiveness.
· Teach at least 180 hours (Level 3) and observe and participate (Level 1 and 2) for at least 100 hours during the semester of student teaching. The 180 hours of teaching and 100 hours of observing/participating represent a minimal requirement. Responsibilities for teaching, observing, participating, and conferring with supervisory personnel continue throughout the assignment until the last day of student teaching. Any deviation from this procedure must be approved by the Director of Field Experience and Clinical Practices.
Other responsibilities include:
· On a daily basis, record hours of teaching, observing, participating, and conferring with supervisory personnel on the Student teaching Activity Log and on Taskstream. At mid-semester and at the end of the semester, record cumulative hours in teaching, observing, participating, and conferring with supervisory personnel on the Summary of Student Teaching Activity Log.
· Log hours of field experiences on the Taskstream system as determined by the Director of Field Experience and Clinical Practices.
· Submit completed weekly logs to the University Supervisor on a regular basis and the summary logs at mid-semester and at the end of the semester. Retain a copy of each weekly log to keep on file for preparing the summary logs. Student teachers with dual assignments may be requested to prepare a log for each assignment.
· Prepare written lesson plans in advance for all lessons taught and submit lesson plans, using required format, in a timely manner to Cooperating Teacher for review and approval. Specific instructions concerning lesson plans and required lesson plan notebooks are included in this Section.
· Be available either before or after school for conferences with the Cooperating Teacher on a regular basis.
· Prepare an electronic Student Teaching Professional Portfolio as per guidelines.
· Attend parent-teacher meetings, faculty meetings, in -service workshops, and extra-curricular activities at the cooperating school.
· Attend the orientation meeting, Teacher Job Fair, Program Evaluation Day, and other required meetings sponsored by the University.
· Fully utilize available instructional technology and other available resources in teaching. Create instructional materials in the absence of suitable materials.
· Express imagination and creativity in teaching, while following the policies set forth by the cooperating school district for instruction and state-approved curriculum guides and textbooks.
· Seek to acquire an understanding of the cultural diversity and characteristics of the school and community.
· NOTE: Student teachers are encouraged to attend professional conferences and meetings, and should contact the Director of Field Experience and Clinical Practices for approval to attend meetings that conflict with the student teaching schedule