Graduate Secondary Education

Report
INTERNSHIP II / STUDENT TEACHING
REQUIREMENTS
FOR GRADUATE TEACHER CERTIFICATION STUDENTS IN
SECONDARY EDUCATION
If you have any questions, please contact
Rachel Wike (828) 227-3695, [email protected]
WHO’S INVOLVED
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CT – Cooperating Teacher
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US – University Supervisor
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I/ST - Intern/Student Teacher
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OFE – Office of Field Experiences
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STL – School of Teaching and Learning
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CEAP – College of Education and Allied Professions
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EE – Electronic Evidences required for licensure
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CTC - Certification of Teaching Capacity (old "Exit Criteria")
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE
COOPERATING TEACHER
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Assist intern with following proper protocol and school policies; including
communicating with parents, student discipline, make-up work policy, etc.
Support in planning, reviewing, & teaching lessons
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Evaluate Electronic Evidences (Teacher Work Sample)
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Check to see that intern is meeting expectations and deadlines.
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Help with video taping process & review videotaped lessons/provide written
feedback on performance.
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Contribute to midterm and final evaluations (CTC).
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Notify the US of concerns and formulate an action plan, if necessary.
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Ensure intern carries full teaching load and extracurricular
activities/duties for a minimum of 10 consecutive weeks or 50 days AND
continues in the placement until the last day of class
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE
UNIVERSITY SUPERVISOR
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Assist intern in planning, reviewing, & teaching lessons
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Provide feedback to observed lessons
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Respond to journal entries
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Provide feedback to videotaped lesson
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Establish/retain documentation of interventions
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Ensure intern carries full teaching load and extracurricular activities/duties for
a minimum of 10 consecutive weeks or 50 days AND continues in the placement until
the last day of class
University Supervisor Visits
Purpose for Visit
Maximum of 5,
unless problems are evident (All
problems must be properly
documented)
•Lesson plans should be received by US at least
three full days before all visits.
1. Initial visit/formal observation
2. Formal observation/schedule 1st videotaped
lesson
3. Midterm evaluation – CTC
4. Formal observation/schedule 2nd videotaped
lesson
5. Final evaluation – CTC
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE
INTERN / STUDENT TEACHER
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Submit signed health certificate during the first week of internship (before students arrive) to
the cooperating school.
Purchase professional liability insurance during internship, which is strongly encouraged for
all interns. ( Information can be obtained from the NC Association of Insurance Agents or through membership in a
professional organization (cf: Handbook, p. 31))
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Meet all deadline requirements for internship assignment.
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Participate in faculty meetings, parent teacher conferences, BEP and IEP meetings, etc.
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Get to know the students, school /school community as soon as possible.
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Failure to meet attendance requirements will result in removal from internship II. See
handbook p.30
Be a professional in every aspect; dress professionally, arrive early to school, be prepared, show
respect to everyone, have a flexible schedule, never use corporal punishment on students, never
restrain students, and keep students’ information confidential.
Remain professional with faculty, staff, and/or students while on and off school grounds
(including social media). Failure to comply will result in dismissal from the Teacher Education
Program. You will not be recommended for a license by WCU.
INTERNSHIP SEMESTER REQUIREMENTS
CHECKLIST, GRADING RUBRIC, AND CTC LOCATED: HTTP://WWW.WCU.EDU/28975.ASP
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Required Checklist for student teaching (EDCI 695): Review the checklist for all
internship assignments. Plan the available dates for future observation during the
first meeting with CT & US.
The grading rubric for student teaching checklist.
The midterm and final evaluation form for internship II/student teaching. Midterm
needs to be approved by the CT & US before implementing. (Certification of
Teaching Capacity, EE4)
Teacher Certification interns/student teachers will have a seminar class (EDCI 695)
that meets online throughout the semester. Students are required to log into
WebCAT/Blackboard website the first night of WCU classes.
ADDITIONAL FORMS & INSTRUCTIONS
LOCATED ON WCU’S WEBSITE: HTTP://WWW.WCU.EDU/29526.ASP
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Video Taping Instructions & Video Tape Release Form
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Reflection Journal Form (complete a minimum of 6)
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Individual Growth Plan (IGP) Instructions
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Teacher Work Sample (must be approved by CT & US before teaching unit)
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“Pedagogical and Professional Knowledge Skills and Dispositions” (EE3)
“Positive Impact on Student Learning” (EE5)
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Teacher Leadership Essay Instructions (EE6)
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Certification of Teaching Capacity Form (EE4)
TASKSTREAM REQUIREMENTS
MUST BE UPLOADED FOR LICENSURE
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Résumé Completed during Internship Application Process
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Depth of Content Knowledge (EE2) Completed before internship.
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Teacher Work Sample “Pedagogical and Professional Knowledge Skills and Dispositions”
(EE3). Approved, implemented & evaluated by CT & US by mid-term.
Teacher Work Sample, “Positive Impact on Student Learning” (EE5) Completed and graded
by CT & US soon after mid-term.
WCU Individual Growth Plan Completed during internship and graded by CT &US near
the end of internship.
Teacher Leader Essay, “Leadership and Collaboration” (EE6) Completed throughout
internship and graded by CT & US by the last day of class.
Final Evaluation Certification of Teaching Capacity (EE4) Completed and graded by CT &
US during last observation.
Note: Final evaluation must be posted in Task Stream AND the original paper copy must be
submitted to OFE with signatures.
Important Contacts
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Questions or problems with TaskStream accounts need to be
directed to Dr.Lee Nickles at 828.227.3299 or [email protected]
If difficult situations arise within your student teaching, please
speak with your University Supervisor.
Apply for your Teaching License: please contact our licensure
specialist Barbra Schade after you have completed your
internship II/student teaching at 828.227.2000 or
[email protected] . Teaching licenses are not automatically given
to students that complete the program, you are required to apply
for your NC teaching license.
If you are not sure who to speak with , please contact Rachel Wike
and she will direct you to the appropriate contact. 828.227.3695 or
[email protected]
Helpful resources:
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NCWiseOwl.org
DiscoveryEducation.com
Teachablemoment.org
STEMrecources.com
First-Year Teacher's Survival Kit
By: Julia Thompson. ISBN: 0130616443
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The First Days of School: How to Be an Effective
Teacher
By: Harry K. Wong and Rosemary T. Wong
ISBN: 0976423316
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WCU’s Support for Beginning Teachers at
www.wcu.edu/9708.asp

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