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Overview theme of teacher preparation & continuous assessment system, CAPs Review critical program requirements & resources Review KTIP/TPA/SOE and Praxis I (CASE) entrance and Praxis II licensure exams Discuss attendance policy and disposition procedures.
Empowerment is a process – acquiring the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to become an effective teacher Empowerment is an outcome – teaching to impact student learning
TEC - Teacher Education Committee TEAC – Teacher Education Advisory Council KACSE Council – KY Alternative Certification for Special Education Regulated by Kentucky Department of Education and Education Professional Standards Board.
Continuous assessment system required for all teacher preparation programs in KY CU has 4 CAPs ◦ CAP 1: intent to enter teacher education ◦ CAP 2: admission to the program ◦ CAP 3: application to student teaching ◦ CAP 4: exit from program/student teaching ◦ Get a FLASH DRIVE and save everything you do in your EDUCATION CLASSES!
Significant to you: a disposition assessment is reported at every CAP and in every professional education course Effective dispositions are critical to your success as a teacher Dispositions come from professors, cooperating teachers and anyone else you spend significant time around professionally
Successful completion of a CAP 3 portfolio submitted in capstone courses, ED 414 & ED 416 Remember the FLASH DRIVE recommendation! Successful completion of a CAP 4 portfolio submitted during student teaching placement
Placements made primarily within 60 mile radius; students need to plan in advance for this requirement Students apply for student teaching placements, requesting 1 st, 2 nd, and 3 rd choices for specific locations
Placements are 16 weeks in length Depending on your certification level, you may have 1 or 2 placements of 8 weeks each Students must demonstrate knowledge, skills, and dispositions expected of a CU student teacher
Current documents: ◦ KTIP Teacher Performance Tasks/Sources of Evidence (TPA) ◦ Instructional objectives ◦ Reflections
Form files located in Student Learning Center and on SOE website. CAP forms and supporting documents such as criminal records check forms Curriculum contracts Applications for student teaching
Announcements posted in Student Learning Center that includes PPD seminar list, SOE advisors, postings of job opportunities, testing information Pertinent literature including Praxis testing information and professional publications SOE website SOE website SOE Facebook SOE Facebook
Praxis 1 Core Academic Skills for Educators (CASE) Core Academic Skills for Educators: Combined Test (5751)
Exams must be taken before student teaching Exams must be passed to secure teaching license and employment You can graduate without passing the exams; however, you degree will state “without teacher certification”
All candidates take the PLT exam – Principles of Learning & Teaching (pedagogy) And, a specialty exam(s) in the content area(s) KY sets cut-off scores for all exams
Helpful hints document (SLC) Study Companion (Tests at a Glance), free download from ETS website, www.ets.org/praxis www.ets.org/praxis Study Guides available for check-out in TLRC
KTIP – Kentucky Teacher Internship Program; first year of employment Sources of Evidence (Professional Growth and Effectiveness System – TPGES; www.education.ky.gov www.education.ky.gov The portfolio will continue in teacher preparation and SOE components are being integrated into courses JOB OPPORTUNITIES!!! Visit the KDE KEPS site for openings and check school district web sites regularly https://applications.education.ky.gov/KEPs/def ault.aspx https://applications.education.ky.gov/KEPs/def ault.aspx
Kappa Delta Pi KATE KEA-SP – Officers – Membership Benefits
The School of Education received national recognition by NCATE – National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, September 2012. Next NCATE visit, 2019