Field Experience
NCATE 1, 4; INTASC 1-10

 

Professional   Employment
  Portfolio

Resume

Philosophy

Field Experiences

Lessons, Units, Tech Projects

Modifying
Lessons

Assessment

Teacher Work Sample

See Me at Work Photos,Videos

References 

Final Reflection

 


 

 

      

 

A series of reports have advocated for more realistic training for teachers and have caused field experience to be enhanced in teacher education programs {A Nation at Risk (1983), A Nation Prepared: Teachers for the 21st Century (1986), Tomorrow's Teachers: Report of the Holmes Group (1986), Teachers for our Nation's Schools(1990), What Matters Most: Teaching for America's Future (1996), Doing What Matters Most: Investing in Tomorrow's Teachers (1997)}. Partnerships between universities and schools whose purpose is to improve the education of teachers have increased. In some of these arrangements, college courses are taught on-site, teachers become adjunct professors or exchange roles with university faculty, or professional development schools serve as training grounds for both preservice and experienced teachers. A study of beginning teacher retention revealed that preservice students who had field experience as part of their teacher education programs were more likely to remain in the profession than graduates from course-based teacher education programs (1998).

Structured observation of classrooms and schools, tutoring, case studies, shadowing an experienced professional, planning and presenting lessons and units, and conducting investigations can be assignments incorporated in field experiences. The opportunity to work closely with a practicing teacher or team of teachers and with groups of students provides invaluable background for prospective teachers and help university coursework come alive. 

The Secondary Education Program field experience sites include Summit, Cranford, Camden Middle Technology and Vailsburg
Public Schools. 

Learning / Assessment 
Portfolio

Standards

Courses

What's an 
Artifact?

Developing a 
Philosophy 
Statement

Service Learning

Field Experience

Lesson Plans

Curriculum Units

Tech Projects

Gallery/ Exhibition 

Assessment 
Strategies

Action Research 
Projects

Working 
with Families
 

Recommendations

Reflection

   
     

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Roberta Devlin-Scherer, Seton Hall University
January 2, 2001
Updated  02/06/03
devlinrb@shu.edu