Final Clinical Practice Semester
What To Expect
Student Teaching is a prospective teacher’s internship, i.e. a full-term experience observing, planning, and teaching in an elementary, middle, or high school setting. It is partnered with EdTPA Capstone; a performance-based assessment taken during student teaching.
View this PowerPoint presentation to be sure you are eligible.
If you have passed Clinical Practice II with a B- or better, finished your 100 hours of Fieldwork and have a GPA of 3.0 or above, you are eligible for Final Clinical Practcie/Student Teaching in the Spring or Fall semester.
Student Teacher Kick-off meeting (MANDATORY) - August 18th, all day 8am-4pm!
You should have applied to Final Clinical Practice at the same time as applying for CP II last semester. However,if you need to request a change of placement, the deadlines for that are
- April 1st to apply for the next Fall semester
- October 1st to apply for the next Spring Semester
Stop-outs: If you have stopped out of Stockton or the Education program for a semester or more and are trying to enter Final Clinical Practice, please contact your preceptor. For questions betwen July 1-Sept 1, email Jennifer.email@example.com.
Make an appointment with your preceptor(s) on the precepting days:
- Fall Semester: Late October/Early November
- Spring Semester: Late March/Early April
You can find the name(s) of your preceptor(s) on your Degree Works in the top left corner.
- The School of Education will contact you about license intake.
- Teacher Certificates - As of May 15, 2015 paper certificates will no longer be issued. All information about certificates is now online including certificate name, certificate ID number, date of issuance, and expiration date if applicable. Instructions to view this information can be found at NJDOE.
edTPA is a subject-specific portfolio-based assessment completed during the clinical component of a teacher preparation program (e.g., student teaching) and measures a teaching candidate’s ability to plan and deliver a lesson, evaluate student learning, and reflect on his or her practice.
Aspiring teachers must prepare a portfolio of materials during their student teaching clinical experience. edTPA requires aspiring teachers to demonstrate readiness to teach through lesson plans designed to support their students' strengths and needs; engage real students in ambitious learning; analyze whether their students are learning, and adjust their instruction to become more effective. Teacher candidates submit unedited video recordings of themselves at work in a real classroom as part of a portfolio that is scored by highly trained educators. edTPA builds on decades of teacher performance assessment development and research regarding teaching skills and practices that improve student learning.
The edTPA includes the following three main parts:
- Task 1: Planning for Instruction and Assessment
- Task 2: Instructing and Engaging Students in Learning
- Task 3: Assessing Student Learning
During Student Teaching
- Request for Absence from Student Teaching Form
- Student Teaching Handbook Verification Form
- Student Teaching Handbook
- Teacher Education Handbook
- Student Teacher Evaluation & Expectations Presentation- Reference copy of the presentation presented by the Program Coordinator at the August 2017 student teacher meeting
- Taskstream Instructional Video - This two-part video will walk you through how Taskstream is used during student teaching. All student teachers are expected to review it and be familiar with the process. Details include how to prepare for observations by the university supervisor and mentor teacher.
To see the curriculum for your area of interest useDegree Works.
If you are a current student at Stockton University, access your portal for Degree Works, then look for the “what if” option to explore the various teacher certification paths.
This program is accessible even if you are not currently a student with Stockton University. in this case, follow the instructions on the Eudcation Interest sheet you can findhere.
We have following program paths/degree options available:
Student Teacher Resources
Overview video- Overview of Observation Steps for the Student Teacher- https://youtu.be/wCOqjB4XFxk
Video 1- Using the Student Teaching DRF in Taskstream- https://youtu.be/3gLtnwAxeUU
Video 2- Writing Your Lesson- requesting feedback (and revising if needed)- https://youtu.be/Ex9ow8Ihv_U
Video 3- Submitting your reviewed lesson for the supervisor and/or mentor observation- https://youtu.be/ssE2SHcC0dw
Video 4- Submitting your lesson reflection after you are observed- https://youtu.be/ufxg7cMxoEA
Video 5- Reviewing Supervisor & Mentor Observations/Evaluations- https://youtu.be/zvlrbT569sA
Video 6- Documenting an absence- https://youtu.be/ffgO-wvwRrY
Video 7- Accessing SGO Work for Seminar- https://youtu.be/Vu80Bn8Y9Do