University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Teacher Education Program

Student Teaching

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Student teaching placements are arranged the semester before student teaching is done. For example, if you plan to student teach during the fall semester, your application for student teaching will be due in early March; for spring semester student teaching, applications will be due in early October. Jody Randolph will meet with students who are ready for student teaching to explain the application process. 

There are a couple of things that can be done in advance of turning in an application:

  • If necessary, renew ALL of your clearances. Effective December 2016, clearances must have been obtained within 5 years. However, if a school district wants new clearances, the district's request must be granted.
  • Provide proof of training for the recognition and reporting of child abuse. When you get to the link for the training, click on "Registration." Please note that your Pitt username and password will not work on this page. Print the certificate at completion.
  • Proof of training for the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). When you get to the link for training, click on "access the course." Register as a new user. Print the certificate at completion.
  • Prepare a letter for your cooperating teachers.
  • Update your resume.

A mandatory orientation meeting is held before student teaching begins.  For the fall semester, the meeting is in August.  For the spring semester, the meeting is in December. Cooperating teachers and the University supervisors are also invited to this meeting.

Application for Student Teaching.pdf
Student Teaching Guide.pdf
                                                                                       
Here are some forms that are used by student teachers, cooperating teachers, and supervisors:

Conversion Sheet for Determining Grades from Evaluations.pdf
Grade Sheet.xls   (supervisors only)
Lesson Plan Template and Rubric (updated 2015)(1) (9).doc
Mid-term Evaluation-Excel.xls
Mid-term Evaluation-Word.docx
Midterm Goals FL 10.doc
Mileage Form FL 10.xls
(supervisors only)
Electronic Observation Form (Final).pdf
Observation Form Option A.pdf  or Observation Form Option A.docx
Observation Form Option B.pdf or Observation Form Option B.docx
Observation Form Option C.pdf or Observation Form Option C.xlsx
Observation Form (Danielson) Option D.pdf or Observation Form (Danielson) Option D.docx
PDE 430 Evaluation 2013.xls
430A Worksheet FL 10.doc
Sample Letter and Permission Form for Photos and Videos.docx

Time Log.xls  (students only)
Time Log Categories.pdf

Pitt-Bradford Academic Programs

"The support offered to me through the Education Department at Pitt-Bradford was amazing . . . The entire Program was extremely beneficial in preparing me for my career. All of my classes and all of my professors offered me something that I took with me into my job, and I'm very fortunate to have had the opportunity to attend such a great university."
Sara Davis, '14
First Grade Teacher
George G. Blaisdell Elementary School
Bradford, PA


 

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