EDUC 530 Student Teaching Guidelines
EDUC 530 requires 40 days of full-time student teaching – full-day Hebrew or full-day English, a minimum of 4 hours per day.
Acceptable classroom settings are general education and inclusion classrooms with a minimum group of 5 students available for your model lessons. A self-contained special education classroom cannot be used for this course nor can a resource room.
Student Teaching must be done at age level – meaning Second Grade (7 years old) or below (minimum of 3-4 years old).
Student Teaching requires active participation and engagement with the students. Simply observing is not sufficient!
Only one student teacher is allowed per classroom – two students cannot submit the same placement information
Placement must be confirmed by the date listed on your 40-Day Tracker or you will need to withdraw from the course. You will need to fill out the first assignment on Canvas (Name of School, Grade, Cooperating Teacher Name, Email and Phone Number) by the end of the first week.
Lesson Plan and Observation Requirements:
This course requires an ELA lesson plan and video, as well as a Math lesson plan and video.
Each video must be a minimum of 30-minutes in length. Video lessons that do not meet this requirement will require a new video lesson. (It is difficult to implement a 30 minute lesson with 3 year olds, so please bear this in mind).
The videos must be taken in a classroom setting. Make sure that the school administration is aware of this requirement.
These lessons must be given in English only.
There are three individuals that will be interacting with you for this course.
Your Course Instructor will be teaching you on a weekly basis.
Your Clinical Supervisor will be mentoring you through the lesson plans and observations required for this course. He/she will meet with you for a MANDATORY group Zoom meeting before the semester, so please look out for their email. Check SPAM to ensure that you don’t miss it.
Your Cooperating Teacher is the faculty member at the school at which you are fulfilling your 40-day requirement, either the teacher in the classroom or the principal of the school who is mentoring you.
Must have at least 3 years of teaching experience
Must be a certified teacher (either from NYS, another State or Country or from a Teachers’ Seminary)
Cannot be currently enrolled at Sara Schenirer
Self-plagiarism is STILL plagiarism. You cannot reuse a lesson plan that you previously submitted for another course. Using an objective or topic from a previous plan submitted often leads to inadvertent self-plagiarism. Create an original plan.
Utilizing AI (Artificial Intelligence) is a form of plagiarism and will not be tolerated.
We will provide a 40-day tracker to count your work days. You need to ensure that you will have 40 days by a week before the semester ends. You cannot count a day twice. If you will not complete 40 days within the semester, please reach out to your coordinator at registration for information.
You will need to provide a detailed description of the activities each day on your Student Log available in Canvas. We suggest that you keep notes each day while in class and enter the information each night on your log so that you don’t fall behind on this requirement.
Professionalism is a VERY important part of this course. It is important that you check your emails regularly. Be sure to submit your assignments in a timely manner and communicate effectively.