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Assessment is an essential component of the student teaching/internship semesters for our pre-service teachers. Use of assessment tools aligned with Kansas education standards help our students better understand expectations and set goals for their performance. Our Field Placement Office will email you early in the semester with evaluation instructions and log-in info. In the meantime, if you have questions regarding these forms, please review our Student Teaching Handbook or contact Melissa Robinson in The Field Placement Office at mherm@ku.edu.

Formative Assessment Form for teacher candidates (doc) | (pdf)

Clinical supervisors complete one formative eval half-way through the experience. Discuss the ratings with your student teacher then submit it to your student teacher's university supervisor when it is completed.

University supervisors complete two formative evals during student teaching; three during internship.

Summative Assessment Form
Both clinical and university supervisors complete the online summative assessment during the last week of the experience. Our Field Placement Office will email your username and password to you during the semester.

Overview

The field experience component of the teacher education program emphasizes the importance of actual classroom experience as a foundation for professional knowledge.

Early field experiences provide pre-service teachers an opportunity to observe and interact with students in the surrounding public school districts. These placements are associated with coursework beginning in the freshman year. By the time our students reach their student teaching semester, they have already spent approximately 60-80 hours in the classroom.

Student Teaching semesters are the culminating experiences for our students. The configuration of these experiences looks different depending on the student's program, but regardless of their duration, our students gradually assume all teaching duties. Students exit our undergraduate initial licensure program with a clear understanding of the expectations of the teaching profession and with approximately 800 hours of field experience.

Graduate Practicums are intense and specialized experiences in a particular student's graduate area of study. These are normally coordinated between the Field Placement Office and the student's graduate faculty advisor.


Contact

Melissa Robinson
Director of Field Placement
Rm. 217 JRP Hall
785-864-9601
785-864-7037
mherm@ku.edu

Lauri Herrmann-Ginsberg
Field Experience Coordinator
785-864-9672
laurihg@ku.edu

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