Objectives for Field Experiences:
1.broaden the base of professional training for teacher candidates, providing greater depth in preparation;
2.provide opportunities to see school from the vantage point of a teacher so that their academic work in courses becomes realistic rather than purely theoretical;
3.assist teacher candidates in determining deficiencies in their own academic preparation;
4.assist teacher candidates in determining through a self-screening process whether they are suited to and interested in becoming teachers before it is too late to change career-college plans; and,
5.provide a motivational factor to public school students to continue their education by providing a role model who is engaged in educational and self-improvements with which they can identify.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE TEACHER CANDIDATE:
1.scheduling visits to the classroom with the cooperating teacher;
2.providing their own transportation;
3.notifying the principal/teacher prior to an absence;
4.maintaining a professional appearance and attitude;
5.maintaining a field experience log and conducting structured observations; and,
6. submitting written assignments related to the field experience.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE COOPERATING TEACHER:
1.remaining in the classroom while teacher candidate is there;
2.providing opportunities for the teacher candidate to plan and engage in a variety of instructional and institutional activities;
3.reporting to the principal/college professor any problems that appear to be non-negotiable;
4.signing and returning the teacher candidate's time log;
5.discussing the field experience and observations with the teacher candidate; and,
6.completing and returning the evaluation.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE PRINCIPAL:
1.determining the number of teacher candidates his/her school will accommodate, and
2.selecting the cooperating teachers.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE COURSE PROFESSOR:
1.providing a sound theoretical base in professional education;
2.monitoring field placement observations;
3. evaluating written observation assignments;
4.providing opportunities for in class discussion of field experience; and,
5.assigning the final course grade.
PRIVILEGES OF THE COOPERATING SCHOOLS:
1. The principal/teacher will have the privilege of...