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Student Teaching Handbook

*Candidate(s) means teacher candidate(s). The term candidate is used throughout this handbook to refer to teacher education students; the term student refers to public school students. The use of these terms more clearly allows distinction between university students and public school students. Use of the term(s) is also aligned with terminology of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Kentucky Teacher Standards (KTS).

Table of Contents

Introduction

Letter from Dean Powers

College of Education Strategic Plan

  • VISION FOR 2016-2020
  • MISSION
  • VALUES
  • STRATEGIC GOALS (Academic Excellence, Cultural Competency, Stewardship of Place, Experiential Education)
  • ONGOING COMMITMENTS
  • KENTUCKY STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION’S MISSION STATEMENT
  • EDUCATION PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS BOARD MISSION AND GOALS

Transitions in Teacher Preparation program at EKU

  • TRANSITION 1:  Admission to Teacher Education
  • TRANSITION 2:  Midpoint Checkpoint (Soft Transition with data review)
  • TRANSITION 3:  Admission to Professional Semester (Student Teaching)
  •  TRANSITION 4:  Licensure Recommendation

Office of Clinical Experiences

Part I: Policies and Procedures

  • The Professional Semester and The Year-Long Placement
  • Purpose of Student Teaching
  • Application for Student Teaching
  • Eligibility for Student Teaching
  • Admission to Student Teaching (Transition 3)
  • Attendance
  • Placement Requests and Assignments
  • Boot Camp
  • Legal Issues Related to Student Teaching
  • Professional Liability Insurance Coverage
  • EKU Medical Examination Form
  • T.B. Risk Assessment
  • EKU Background Check Form
  • Promoting Positive Behaviors in Students (Certificate)
  • Professional Dispositions
  • Teacher Candidate Dispositions Assessment
  • Professional Code of Ethics
  •  Issues and Concerns in the Student Teaching Placement

Part II:  Roles, Responsibilities and Relationships

  • Professionalism
  • Correspondence and Communication
  • Hierarchy of Contacts
  • Expectations of the Teacher Candidate (Student Teacher)
  • Knowledge and Skills
  • Professional Expectations
  • Teaching Expectations
  •  Removal from Placement
  • Successful Completion of Student Teaching
  • Student Teaching Abroad
  • Role of the Cooperating Teacher
              Training requirements and links
             Responsibilities of the Cooperating Teacher
             Planning with the Teacher Candidate
            Tuition benefit

Part III:  Attachments

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