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Standard 3: Field Experiences and Clinical Practice

The unit and its school partners design, implement, and evaluate field experiences and clinical practice so that teacher candidates and other school professionals develop and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and professional dispositions necessary to help all students learn.

3.4.a   Examples across programs of collaborative activities between unit and P-12 schools to support the design, implementation, and evaluation of field experiences and clinical practice, including memoranda of understanding

3.4.b   Aggregate data on candidate placement in field experiences and clinical practice (Data should be disaggregated by program and level regardless of location or method of delivery.)

3.4.c   Criteria for the selection of clinical faculty, which includes both higher education and P–12 school faculty

3.4.d   Examples of support and evaluation of clinical faculty across programs

3.4.e   Guidelines/ handbooks on field experiences and clinical practice for candidates, and clinical faculty, including support provided by the unit and opportunities for feedback and reflection

3.4.f   Assessment instruments and scoring guides used for and data collected from field experiences and clinical practice for all programs, including use of technology for teaching and learning (These assessments may be included in program review documents or the exhibits for Standard 1. Cross reference as appropriate.)

3.4.g   Aggregate data on candidates entering and exiting from clinical practice for all programs (These assessments may be included in program

Criteria for the selection of sites for field experiences and clinical practice.


Descriptions of Field Experiences


Student Teaching Handbook.

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