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Student Teaching Manual
Initial Baccalaureate Program and Initial Post Baccalaureate Program

St. Thomas Aquinas College

Division of Teacher Education
Educators are informed decision-makers who create effective learning opportunities for all students. Table of Contents
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Letter to Candidates……………………………………… ……... I II Student Teaching: General Policies and Procedures…………….. The Teacher Education Program………………………………… Mission & Learning Outcomes Performance Standards for Student Teachers…………………… Roles and Responsibilities………………………………………. Student Teacher Cooperating Teacher College Supervisor School Principal and/or Department Chairperson Director of Clinical Experiences The Student Teaching Experience………………………………. Supervision and Evaluation of Student Teachers………………..

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Appendix A……………………………………………………… Sample Lesson Plan Format Appendix B……………………………………………………… Lesson Observation Rubic Appendix C……………………………………………………... Student Teacher Evaluation Form Appendix D…………………………………………………….. Student Teaching Supervision Evaluation form Appendix E……………………………………………………… Student Teaching Classroom Survey form

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St. Thomas Aquinas College Division of Teacher Education
Educators are informed decision-makers who create effective learning opportunit ies for all students.

Dear Teacher Candidate: The mission of the Division of Teacher Education at St. Thomas Aquinas College is to prepare educators who are informed decision-makers who create effective learning opportunities for all students. The educators we prepare see the potential in every learner and possess the knowledge, skills and dispositions that allow them to make informed decisions that support the achievement of that potential. In carrying out our mission, we create a caring, challenging environment for learning to support your development as an educator. This manual contains information that will assist you in gaining the most benefit from your student teaching experience. You will find information on your role and responsibilities as a student teacher. The section containing the performance standards for student teachers should be helpful to you as you evaluate your teaching performance and set professional goals for yourself. The manual also contains information for your cooperating teachers and college supervisor who serve as your mentors and as models of professional practice. They will

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provide the support you need in order to develop your ability to create effective learning opportunities for all students. We welcome yo u to the student teaching experience and look forward to working with you. The Faculty of the Division of Teacher Education

Chapter I: Student Teaching: General Policies & Procedures
The Student Teaching Manual contains policies and procedures that apply to candidates seeking initial teacher certification at the baccalaureate or post-baccalaureate levels in one of the following areas: § Childhood Education Grades 1-6 § Childhood Education and Special Education Grades 1-6 § Adolescence Education Grades 7-12: Biology, English, Mathematics, Natural Sciences/Biology, Natural Sciences/Chemistry , Social Studies, or Spanish § Visual Arts Education Grades K-12 (program no longer offered as of Spring 2003)

Placement, Supervision, and Evaluation of Performance
Candidates in the initial teacher education programs complete a 16 week supervised student teaching experience. Candidates are assigned two placements, each for eight weeks. Placements are at two developmental levels (e.g., lower grades, and upper grades). Candidates are placed with cooperating teachers whose credential matches the credential for which the candidate is preparing. The student population in the student teaching placements must match the specific field and level of the certification for which the candidate is being prepared. Candidates are assigned a college supervisor....
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