Sixteen-Week Recommended Weekly Student Teaching Schedule

Early Childhood, Middle Childhood, Special Education, Multiage

 

 The student teacher will…

 The mentor teacher will…

1st week

  • Observe the classroom.  Assist teacher in instruction. Become familiar with the students.
  • Become familiar with available resources, data and assessments.
  • Become familiar with school policies and procedures.
  • Meet other faculty and staff.
  • Learn and begin to implement classroom management plan.
  • Work with mentor teacher to identify research-based methodologies.
  • Become familiar with grade level standards and curriculum.
  • Read edTPA handbook.
  • Plan with the student teacher for subjects to teach in the future.
  • Identify available resources.
  • Determine opportunities for co-teaching.
  • Help student become familiar with school policies and procedures.
  • Introduce student to other faculty members and staff.

2nd week

  • Responsible for one subject area. May involve traditional and/or co-teaching model(s) .Reflect on teaching on a daily basis.
  • Read edTPA handbook.
  • Continue recommendations from week one.
  • Evaluate teaching on a daily basis.
  • Determine where co-teaching might be used as a means to increase student learning.

3rd week

  • Responsible for two subject areas.  May involve traditional and/or co-teaching model(s). Reflect on teaching on a daily basis.
  • Begin edTPA portfolio. (See colloquium and Student Teaching syllabi for task due dates.)
  • Evaluate teaching on a daily basis.
  • Determine where co-teaching might be used as a means to increase student learning.

4th week

  • Responsible for three subject areas. May involve traditional and/or co-teaching model(s). Reflect on teaching on a daily basis.
  • Determine where co-teaching might be used as a means to increase student learning.

5th week

  • Responsible for four subject areas.  May involve traditional and/or co-teaching model(s). Reflect on teaching on a daily basis.
  • Evaluate teaching on a daily basis.
  • Determine where co-teaching might be used as a means to increase student learning.

6th–15th week

  • Assume all teaching responsibilities. May involve traditional and/or co-teaching model(s).
  • Assume all responsibilities for managing an entire classroom.  Reflect on teaching on a daily basis.
  • Complete Midterm evaluation during Week 8.
  • Complete edTPA portfolio by assigned deadline.
  • Evaluate teaching on a daily basis.
  • Determine where co-teaching might be used as a means to increase student learning.
  • Complete Midterm evaluation done in collaboration with University of Akron Supervisor and Student Teacher.

16th week

  • Return a portion of the teaching responsibilities to the classroom teacher, OR continue teaching and/or observe other situations. Decisions about returning responsibilities to the mentor teacher are made by the student teaching team on an individual basis based on individual needs.
  • Final Evaluation done in collaboration with University of Akron Supervisor and Student Teacher.

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