STUDENT TEACHING SEMINAR COURSE
Student Teaching Final Grade
The final grade for student teaching is determined as a result of several components:
- Student Teaching Seminar (Enrolled Course): Attendance, Activities, Assignments (Assessed by Course Instructor)
- Student Teaching Binder within Tk20 (Assessed by University Supervisor(s)
- Field Experience Classroom Performance/Actual Student Teaching Experience. (As reflected through observations by University Supervisor and Cooperating Teacher and LEA/IHE Certification of Teaching Capacity documentation.)
Practices, Policies, And Procedures For The Student Teaching
- The length of the student teaching experience for undergraduate students is ten consecutive weeks (50 consecutive days; 300 total hours; 125 teaching hours) for which six semester hours of credit are given. For graduate students the requirement varies depending on the previous successful public school teaching experience documented. [For 5 week student teaching experience, one or more years of documented successful teaching experience in a public school is required. Appropriate documentation such as an official observation must be signed by an appropriate school administrator and provided to Director of Teacher Education. For 10 week student teaching experience employment through lateral entry, or one to six months of documented successful teaching experience in a public school setting or one full year as a teacher’s assistant is required. Documentation such as an official observation, signed by the appropriate school administrator is required. Students with no public school experience will complete a 14 week student teaching experience.) The length of time required will be determined prior to beginning the experience. Time missed for any reason is to be made up at the end of the scheduled period.
- Student teachers are expected to assume complete responsibility for the cooperating teacher’s full teaching load for a minimum of 2-3 weeks.
- A Student Teaching Fee is assessed. This is a standard fee assessed for all student teachers, undergraduate and graduate. Students will be billed by the University Business Office. Questions concerning this fee should be directed to the Financial Office at Campbell University.
- Undergraduate methods courses and the Student Teaching Seminar are taught in a block prior to the beginning of the actual student teaching experience. The student teaching seminar will continue through the student teaching experience. ALL student teachers are required to attend.
- No deviation will be allowed from the specified beginning and ending dates for the experience except as approved by the cooperating teacher, the university supervisor, the Director of Teacher Education and the Dean of the School of Education.
- Methods classes for post-baccalaureate students (I plus Masters; Graduate) must be completed prior to the semester in which the student plans to do student teaching.
- Student teachers are to arrive at the assigned school and leave at the same times as that established for regular teachers. School policies specify these times for each school.
- Student teachers are expected to be regular and punctual in attendance. If it is necessary to be absent, the student will call an appropriate person at both the assigned school and at Campbell University.
- If assigned school holidays do not correspond to the Campbell University schedule, the student will follow the schedule in the assigned school (including Fall and Spring breaks).
- Student teachers will attend the school functions regular teachers are expected to attend.
- The student teacher is required to keep a log of the hours spent in each activity. This information will be included as a separate, labeled section of the portfolio.
- All student teachers will develop daily lesson plans using a format acceptable to the cooperating teacher and the University supervisor. Copies of all lesson plans should be in a notebook available for classroom observers/visitors.
- The student teacher will submit plans for daily work to the cooperating teacher before the lesson is taught. This will allow the cooperating teacher to provide input and the student teacher to incorporate this input into the plans prior to teaching the lessons.
- Student teachers are required to attend scheduled seminars and other professional development activities required by their University Supervisors and the Director of Teacher Education.
- Student teachers are expected to assume the responsibilities of a professional teacher, which should be reflected in behavior, attitudes, and dress. Students must dress professionally when visiting a school. Professional dress does not necessarily mean suits and heels for women or suits and ties for men. It does mean students should dress appropriately for the job they will be doing and should set a good example for the students. Examples of unacceptable clothing: jeans and tee shirts; shorts; dirty or untidy clothing; worn and smelly tennis shoes; low cut or tight tops; tight pants; tight or short skirts; or otherwise revealing clothing. Examples of acceptable clothing: slacks and collared shirts for men; slacks, skirts, and dresses for women; comfortable shoes. PE teachers have more latitude due to the nature of their content area. More casual attire may be appropriate for events such as school spirit day or field day.
- Prior to beginning the experience, student teachers will be asked to sign a contract in which they agree to abide by the guidelines for student teaching.
- When they have demonstrated adequate competence in teaching, student teachers may be assigned responsibility for the class without the cooperating teacher being present. The cooperating teacher should inform the student teacher where they will be located at all times so that the student teacher can request assistance at any time. However, student teachers are not substitute teachers and under no circumstances may they receive pay for serving as substitute teachers during their designated student teaching hours.