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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

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


2. Documentation of school partnerships:


3. Criteria for clinical faculty:


4. Professional development opportunities and requirements for school-based clinical faculty.


5. Descriptions of Field Experiences


6. Student Teaching Handbook.

  • Document located in 321 Forcina Hall.

7. Assessments and scoring rubrics used in field experiences:

Lesson Observation Rubric

This rubric is used by student teaching/internship supervisors to give feedback to candidates on their performance on each lesson observed.  It is a pedagogical tool and is not used for data collection.

Teaching Performance Assessment

This is a summative assessment of candidates’ performance as a teacher in the field.  It is typically completed at mid-term to provide feedback to candidates and is used for data collection at the end of all field experiences.

Teaching Dispositions Assessment

This is a summative assessment of candidates’ attitudes and behaviors identified as necessary to be an effective teacher.  These expectations are introduced to candidates early in their program and are measured in the junior practicum and the senior student teaching/internship for all programs and in the sophomore year in several programs with sophomore field experiences.  It is typically completed at mid-term to provide feedback to candidates and is used for data collection at the end of all field experiences.


8. Internship/student teaching assessment instruments:

  • Same as above.

9. Summary of results of candidate assessments upon entering and exiting field experiences:


10. Completion rates for candidates in student teaching and internships by semester.


11. Criteria for the selection of Cooperating Teachers and Student teaching/internship II supervisors.


12. Criteria for the selection of college clinical faculty.


13. Agendas from meetings with cooperating teachers and clinical supervisors: