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Student teaching is a college-supervised instructional experience; usually the culminating course in a university or college undergraduate education

or graduate school program leading to teacher education and certification.

The purpose of teaching practise is to provide the students with an opportunity to apply their pedagogical knowledge and skills in practice. ... One
of the aims is also that the student will be able to understand his/her role in the larger whole of the profession and in the extended operational
environment of the school.Apr 21, 2015

Student teaching internship programs have become extremely popular within the past few years. Most universities have programs to help recent
graduates get a head start in their teaching careers. An internship program helps prepare aspiring teachers for their future in education.

There are numerous benefits in joining a student teaching internship. Two of the most important are the classroom teaching experience and a
chance to work under experienced teachers who act as your mentors. In addition, you will have opportunities to see how a school operates, get
feedback on your teaching skills, learn how to discipline, attend teacher meetings, and serve as part of an educational team.

As a student teacher intern, you will be expected to fulfill a variety of assignments. You will teach different subjects in a self-contained classroom or
concentrate on an area of specialization, such as special education or a particular subject, such as English or social science. The duration of intern
teaching will vary depending on your internship program.

Make sure you get to know your students so that you can deliver lessons in a way that is effective and comprehensible to all students. You must
prepare a lesson plan for each lesson, anticipate students’ questions, maintain discipline, and involve your students in the lesson. Treat the
teaching opportunity as a launching pad for your future teaching career.

You will learn the finer details of teaching from your mentor, including ways to improve your teaching, how to maintain classroom discipline, how
to plan successfully, and how to deal with students with different abilities or learning problems. Try to learn as much as possible from your mentor
to get the maximum benefit out of your internship program.

Many student teacher interns are not sure how to include internship experience on their resumes. Some are even worried whether the internship
experience will count as “real” (valid) teaching experience. Internship experience is highly valued and, if you did well during your internship, you
can expect a favorable response from school districts. When completing your internship, don’t forget to get letters of recommendation from your
mentor teachers and the school principal.

Include your internship experience on your resume, under “Teaching Internship.” Make sure you include a description of your assignments, their
duration, and accomplishments that describe your skills specifically. The purpose of including student teacher internship experience in your resume
is to convince a hiring panel that you are a capable teacher who has proved that you can teach effectively and maintain discipline in the classroom.
Mention that you have letters of recommendation on the resume and during your interview. Try to include a few teaching keywords in this section
of your resume; this will show interviewers that you have a working knowledge of teaching vernacular.

There are countless opportunities for student teacher internships. If you did a commendable job in college, you could get hired in a school that is
affiliated with the university. Make sure you get letters of recommendation from your mentor, the school principal, and your university advisor.
This will help you get hired. Make sure you keep track of job openings that appear. Check school district notice boards, job websites, and teacher
community boards on the internet to keep yourself apprised of openings.

Mission Statement

“To improve society by teaching and promoting the positive actions that lead individuals, families, schools, and communities to success
and happiness (being the best they can be).”

Student Academic and Behavioral Development

 To improve students’ academic performance
 To instill students with intrinsic motivation to learn
 To assist the school, i.e., administrators, teachers, students and support staff, to reach their academic and behavioral benchmarks and
 To instill Positive Action principles into students’ cognitive, affective and behavioral learning domains
 To contribute to the teaching and achieving of core performance standards and outcomes
 To improve students’ behavior
 To develop students’ character
 To develop well-rounded students: including physically, intellectually, socially and emotionally
 To develop thinking skills, and the use of the six units as a framework for thinking
 To promote good mental health in students

School Wide Climate

 To assist the school, i.e., administrators, teachers, students and support staff, to reach their academic and behavioral benchmarks and
 To achieve a violence and drug free school
 To create a positive learning environment throughout the school
 To teach that all activities and curriculum in the school are positive actions, including content area learning (reading, writing, math, etc.)

The student teaching experience is designed to give the student a full time internship under the supervision of a cooperating
teacher. The Education Department requires that the student’s total scholastic effort be devoted to the student teaching
experience. There are no other college course responsibilities during this time period. Specifically, the student will:

1. Observe and teach for a minimum period of 14 weeks during the first or second semester of the senior year. Students may
elect to student teach as post-graduates.
2. Create and teach from lesson plans made under the supervision of a licensed public or private school teacher.
3. Gradually assume responsibility for teaching from three to four classes a day during this period. (Teaching load may vary in
relationship to the subject being taught and the school schedule.)
4. Be responsible for administrative duties associated with these classes. This should include attendance reports and other
routine duties previously handled by the cooperating teacher.
5. Assume responsibility for the grading of students in assigned classes.
6. Construct, administer, correct, and grade examinations for classes being taught.
7. Visit with administrative personnel and special education teachers about the total educational system.
8. Assume duties in addition to daily classes. This could include study hall, small group tutoring, or whatever is deemed
necessary to make the schedule and experience as complete as possible.
The broad goal of student teaching is that the student have the best possible introduction to the teaching field. Major
responsibility rests with the cooperating teacher to set reasonable and specific objectives befitting the individual ability and
development of the student teacher.
It is assumed that the cooperating teacher will guide the student through a variety of experiences ranging from the practice of basic
teaching skills to classroom management. The cooperating teacher should decide on specific goals and objectives after observing
the student in a classroom teaching situation. It is quite possible that many competencies will be proven early, while others such as
asking high order questions, will need more practice.
In addition to learning about teaching skills and methods and dealing with classroom management, the student should gain
knowledge about the community in which he or she is teaching. The Education Department recommends, but does not insist, that
the student live in the community while student teaching. It is hoped that this will help him/her to better understand the children
being taught.
It is also our desire that the student teacher develop in the area of professionalism. Ethical behavior towards students and peers is
essential. The cooperating teacher and college supervisor should be alert to counsel and advise the student on these matters.

As a second year teacher, I am not much of a stranger to the student teaching experience. In my opinion, if you keep the following five
points in mind, you will be sure to experience success.
#1 Be Original! Teachers, staff members, and administration will appreciate someone who brings a unique personality to the student
teaching experience. Teachers aren't looking for a carbon copy of themselves, so be yourself.
#2 Be Innovative! This is your time to take all that you have learned and apply it to your teaching. Let the knowledge, ideas, and
experiences you acquired along the way fuel your teaching. Don't be afraid to experiment. Ask your cooperating teacher to allow you to
try that lesson or activity you worked so hard to create.
#3 Collaborate! It is very important to network with all teachers, staff members, and administrators within the school community. The
young teachers who go the extra mile to collaborate are the ones remembered down the road for prospective positions.
#4 Be Dedicated! Always show a passion for what you do. Take advantage of opportunities to become involved with activities outside
of school if possible. Schools will applaud the efforts of someone who always is willing to give 110%
#5 Have fun! You can do all of the things above, but will be missing out on one of the greatest aspects of the education profession if
you forget to have fun. Enjoy the students; they will make you smile every day. Enjoy your colleagues; they are wonderful role models.
Enjoy the experience; it is something that you will carry along into your teaching career!
Good luck!