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Student Teacher - Frequently Asked Questions

What will I need to access the Student Teacher Guide?

Answer:

STUDENT TEACHER: The Student Teacher Guide should be accessed prior to taking ED415/SE485 Applied Instruction. During the first class session of this course, your instructor will be going over important information regarding policies, procedures and forms to complete. You will need to either print out pages and forms pertinent to the student teacher, or have a notebook computer with you during class, so that you can follow along with the instructor.

SUPERVISING TEACHER: The Student Teacher Guide should be accessed and reviewed prior to your first contact with your student teacher. Your student teacher will be contacting you no later than the second week of the semester (~ the 3rd week of August for fall or the 3rd week of March for spring) regarding your classroom policies, procedures, students and content information. Your student teacher will also need to prepare a comprehensive lesson plan that will be taught during the 10-11 week student teaching experience. Your assistance will be needed in helping to provide a unit topic for the student teacher. In addition, information from the Student Teacher Guide will help you to guide the progress of your student teacher.

What do I need to know about completing the Brenau Assessment of Dispositions (BAD)?

Answer:

The Brenau Assessment of Dispositions form (BAD) should be completed on the student teacher by 1) the Student Teacher, 2) the Supervising Teacher and 3) the College Supervisor. One copy from each of these sources will be placed in the student’s Teacher Education Portfolio. Another copy will be collected by the College Supervisor to be submitted to the Coordinator of Field Experience at the conclusion of student teaching.

Interns - Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to access the Student Teacher Guide?

Answer:

No. Although we have used the Student Teacher Guide in the past with Interns, the Guide is not appropriate to the Internship. The Intern should access the Internship Handbook prior to ED415 Applied Instruction. During the first class session of this course, your instructor will be going over important information regarding policies, procedures and forms to complete. You will need to either print out pages and forms pertinent to the intern, or have a notebook computer with you during class, so that you can follow along with the instructor.

If the Internship Handbook is not listed on the document section about, you should bring the Internship Syllabus that was sent you earlier to class. This syllabus will be used to provide you with the pertinent information for completing the internship. If you have not been sent a syllabus, please contact the Coordinator of Field Experience, Chuck McDonald (cmcdonald@brenau.edu / 770.538.4794) so you will have one prior to class.

What do I need to know about completing the Brenau Assessment of Dispositions (BAD)?

Answer:

The Brenau Assessment of Dispositions (BAD) form must be completed by the Intern and the Intern’s mentor or admistrator. One copy of each of these completed forms must be submitted to the the college supervisor on or before the last visit. The other copy will be included in the Intern’s teacher education portfolio.

Do I have to complete a daily/weekly journal?

Answer:

No. However, you will need to complete an overall reflection of your internship experience in 1 to 2 written pages. This internship reflection will be included in your teacher education portfolio. You do not need to submit this reflection to your college supervisor.

What are the major requirements for the Internship?

Answer:

All Interns must schedule at least 3 observations with their College Supervisor for each of the 3 internship sections they are registered for. The internship must be completed over at least a 9 month academic year and be observed once every 3 months. In addition, each Intern must identify at least one area of their teaching performance that they wish to improve. They will let their College Supervisor know what they have identified and what they have done to improve in this area throughout the internship. On the last visit by the College Supervisor, the Intern will let the College Supervisor how successful they were in meeting this instructional goal.