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1 School of Education Field Placement Office Welcome …

2 Cooperation with Local Area Schools and Education Majors Supplying Teachers throughout the United States.

3 Field Placement Office Communication

4 First–level field experience offers an opportunity for teacher education students to explore a variety of teaching styles, and strategies through job shadowing and hands-on experiences. Elementary:40-hour field placement K-5 any grade 6,7,8 Middle School-subject area specific Secondary:40-hour field placement 6-12 any grade, subject area specific (major/minor) Art Education: 40-hour field placement K-12 any grade Pre-Student Teaching Field Experience: First-Level

5 Second–level field experience is an expansion of the first level, offering additional opportunities to plan, guest present, and experience classroom management. Elementary:80-hour field placement K-5 any grade 6,7,8 Middle School-subject area specific Secondary:80-hour field placement 6-12 any grade, subject area specific (major/minor) Art Education: 80-hour field placement K-12 any grade Pre-Student Teaching Field Experience: Second-Level

6 Student teaching is the capstone assignment allowing teacher education students to implement skills learned in university course work and pre-student teaching field experiences. Student teachers:  Teach all day, everyday for a minimum of 15-weeks.  Work with certified master teachers.  Teach at the appropriate level and subject(s).  Participate in the Professional Seminar course. Student Teaching Field Experience: Third -Level

7  Review teacher education candidate credentials.  Determine an appropriate placement.  Encourage staff to work with FSU staff and students Note:Many people will be working together to make this experience a success for all. Principal Responsibilities

8  Interview the teacher education candidate to assure a ‘good-fit’  Orient the teacher education student to the school building  Prepare your pupils for working with a teacher education student.  Model best practices  Schedule planning sessions (Please share lesson plans, materials, and texts.) Mentor Teacher Responsibilities

9  Discuss the art of teaching.  Coach your teacher education student. Explain the why’s and how’s of your classroom management and teaching style.  Assess and evaluate.  Work collaboratively with the university instructor. Mentor Teacher Responsibilities

10  Interview for the field experience placement.  Practice professional behavior  Accept teaching responsibilities  Follow the mentor teacher’s coaching.  Communicate often with your mentor teacher and university instructor concerning your progress Teacher Education Student Responsibilities

11  Provide information regarding the requirements and expectations for the teacher education student.  Provide support and work collaboratively with the mentor teacher.  Observe, guide and encourage the pre-service teacher.  Be available to assess and evaluate performance and progress with the mentor teacher and teacher education student. University Instructor Responsibilities

12 Contact Information  Main Campus (Big Rapids):  Grand Rapids Campus:  Grand Rapids-Kendall:  Northern Region Campus (Traverse City):  Southeast Region Campus (Flint): School of Education Field Placement Offices

13 We look forward to working with you! Your partnership is appreciated. Without you, new teachers would not experience authentic practice. THANK YOU!!


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