Clinical Experiences Handbook

Teacher Candidate Clinical Experiences Handbook

The handbook is a guide for all teacher candidates participating in a College of Education clinical experience (practicum) and clinical practice (student teaching/residency) during the fall, spring or summer semesters as well as clinical educators -  clinical educators and clinical supervisors.  It includes the expectations and responsibilities of teacher candidates, clinical educators and clinical supervisors. 

Make sure to review and refer to the handbook before and during each clinical experience. The handbook will be reviewed during a meeting between the clinical educator, clinical supervisor and the teacher candidate at the beginning of each clinical experience.

Webinars for Clinical Educators

Webinar I: edTPA in the Classroom (presented on September 25, 2018)

Webinar II:  Being a Teacher Educator and Mentor   (presented on September 27, 2018)
(an introduction for new and returning Clinical Educators)

Webinar III: Assessing Candidates and Using Chalk and Wire    (presented on October 2, 2018)  
                         Assessing Candidates and Using Chalk and Wire    (presented on October 4, 2018) 

Webinar V: The Co-Teaching Partnership  (presented on October 10, 2018)

Webinar VI: Changes to Teacher Preparation in New Jersey

HANDBOOK

I. EXPECTATIONS AND GUIDELINES FOR ALL TEACHER CANDIDATES

II. CLINICAL EXPERIENCE (PRACTICUM) EXPECTATIONS

III. CLINICAL PRACTICE I EXPECTATIONS

IV. CLINICAL PRACTICE II EXPECTATIONS

V. PROFESSIONAL DISPOSITIONS

VI. CO-TEACHING

VII. LESSON PLANNING

VIII. CLINICAL JOURNALS

IX. COOPERATING TEACHERS AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS

X. CLINICAL SUPERVISORS

XI. ASSESSMENT OF TEACHER CANDIDATES IN FIELD EXPERIENCE

XII. CHALK AND WIRE: ON-LINE ASSESSMENT PROCESS

Quick Start Guide for Students

Quick Start Guide for External Assessors

XIII. POLICIES AND LEGAL RESPONSIBILITIES

XIV. SCHOOL LAWS

XV. ETHICS AND TEACHING STANDARDS

XVI. PROGRAM AND DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC MATERIALS

XVII. CERTIFICATION AND EMPLOYMENT

XVIII. PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

XIX. USEFUL PHONE NUMBERS

XX. IMPLEMENTING edTPA at WP