Missouri Baptist University 2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Aug 22, 2019  
Missouri Baptist University 2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ESCL 4709 - Student Teaching: Secondary


Semester Hours: Nine
Student teaching consists of sixteen (16) weeks of teaching experiences in an appropriate classroom setting in a state or nationally accredited public or private school under the supervision of an experienced and highly qualified cooperating teacher. Students seeking certification in a single content area will complete one sixteen-week teaching experience. Students seeking certification at more than one level (K-12) or in more than one content area must student teach for twelve weeks at one level or content area and four weeks at the other level or content area as approved by the Dean of Education or Director of Field Experiences. This culminating field experience enables students to practice and develop the pedagogical skills necessary to meet the Missouri performance standards for teacher certification. Candidates actively participate and complete required assignments, work with students as requested and under the supervision of the classroom teacher, and have the opportunity and responsibility to lead the class over an extended period of time. After being formally admitted to the Teacher Education program, certification candidates must apply to student teach. Application for Student Teaching must be made to the Education Office by the end of the second week of the Fall semester for Spring Student Teaching and by the end of the second week of the Spring semester for Fall Student Teaching. The final decision regarding placement will be left to the discretion of the Director of Field Experiences in order to insure the quality of student teaching experiences in diverse settings. Candidates are required to complete their student teaching experience in the grade level(s) and subject area(s) for which they are seeking recommendation for certification.
Term Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisites: 1. Current Family Care Safety Registry background check (see catalog section on Background Checks for Field Experience and Student Teaching for additional information). Some districts may also require a valid Missouri substitute certificate and/or current tuberculosis (TB) test results for placement. CPT form required for F-1 international students. 2. No undergraduate degree-seeking candidate will be allowed to student teach without having passed all sections of the Missouri General Education Assessment (MoGEA). 3. Both undergraduate and graduate students must be formally admitted into the Teacher Education Program, must have satisfactorily completed all education courses, and must be approved by the School of Education prior to student teaching.
Co-requisite: EDUC 471 - Student Teaching Seminar  
Required Assessment(s): 1. passing score on the content area exit assessment(s) in the certification area(s) for which the student is being recommended; 2. satisfactory formative evaluations; and 3. passing composite score on the Missouri Educator Evaluation System (MEES) summative evaluation for the student teaching experience.

Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) Portfolio Credit for Student Teaching:
Students desiring to petition for credit for a portion of their student teaching experience must have a minimum of two years of classroom instructional experience in the grade level and/or subject area for which they are seeking certification in order to apply. The experience must be in a public or accredited private school and must be concurrent with enrollment in the Teacher Education Program. To determine eligibility, the student must first complete a CPL conference with the Dean of Education or her designee at least one semester prior to the anticipated student teaching semester. Students must be fully admitted to the Teacher Education Program and have passed the student teaching interview before CPL credit may be awarded.

Note: Students must complete the equivalent of 16 weeks/12 credit hours of student teaching before being recommended for certification, either 4712 or 4709+4703. A Student Teaching Fee is charged for this course.



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