Preprofessional Field Experience Handbook II


Click to access the Preprofessional Field Experience Handbook
Part 1 - Cover to page 62  (NJ Professional Teacher Standards - Standard 6)
Part 2 - Page 63 to end                                                                      


Purpose of Handbook

Second in a series of three field experiences at Kean University, the preprofessional field experience provides supervised opportunities for teaching and reflecting on the teacherís role in the classroom and school settings. Working under the direct supervision of a classroom teacher, the preprofessional field experience student instructs individual students and small groups as well as the entire class of students.

During the semesterís experience, the preprofessional field experience student is assessed by the cooperating teacher and the university supervisor.

Each preprofessional field experience student is required to teach eight (8) to ten (10) lessons during the semester, create a plan for each lesson taught, maintain a journal reflecting professional growth, add to his/her professional portfolio, and confer regularly with his/her cooperating teacher and university supervisor/clinical instructor.

The policies and procedures included in this handbook originated with and were approved by university faculty and faculty of partnership schools. Certain policies are mandated for teacher certification by the New Jersey Department of Education.

This handbook has been developed to serve as a guide for preprofessional field experience students, their cooperating teachers, and university supervisors/clinical instructors. We dedicate it to the hundreds of cooperating teachers and school administrators in the schools of New Jersey who continue to provide guidance and model effective teaching strategies and educational values for future generations of educators.