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Graduate Student Teaching/Internship Fall 2012. Welcome . Opening, Introductions. Greetings from OFE: Welcome:Dr . Christy Luce; Ms. Rosslyn Crandell Pinning Ceremony. College of Education Pin. The movie is starting…. Please turn off your phones

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opening introductions
Opening, Introductions
  • Greetings from OFE:
    • Welcome:Dr. Christy Luce; Ms. Rosslyn Crandell
    • Pinning Ceremony
the movie is starting
The movie is starting….
  • Please turn off your phones
  • Please refrain from talking to your neighbors
  • Please ask questions that apply to the entire group, and not your unique situation.
from graduate certificate to m a t
From Graduate Certificate to M.A.T.
  • Admission
  • May apply at the end of the student teaching semester.
    • Some programs require that employment as a teacher to enter Phase II (the MAT program).
gc to m a t facts
GC to M.A.T Facts
  • Graduate Certificate coursework will be applied toward the MAT (or MEd in CHFS), but you must apply to the program. Admission to one program does not rollover to a different program, especially a master’s degree.
  • Any extra graduate courses you take that do not apply to your Graduate Certificate program will not be applied to the master’s degree. Gain admission, then take the additional courses!
  • You must have 3.5 GPA or higher from your Graduate Certificate Coursework
  • You must have a recommendation from a full-time faculty member for your department.
  • You have six years to complete your master’s degree. The clock started ticking with the first course you took for the Graduate Certificate in Teaching, since those are the courses that will rollover to your master’s program.
  • Individual departments may have additional requirements. Check with your advisor.
details about gc to m a t
Details about GC to M.A.T..
  • Here are the details you should know while applying:
  • The MAT application process is online:
  • Your application will be considered after all parts are received by the Graduate School, including your test scores.
  • Transcripts, recommendations, and test scores tend to take more time to arrive than you might expect. You will need new recommendations for your new application.
  • You can monitor the status of your application online.
  • Deadlines matter when we are reviewing so many applications – get yours in on time for guaranteed consideration.
  • Fall: October 1st
  • Spring: May 1st
  • 1st or 2nd Summer: April 1st
  • Benefits:
    • $1,000,000 liability
    • Free litigation
    • Monthly newsletter
    • TO Join:
      • $33 (student price good through the student teaching semester)
      • Questions: email Dr. Drew Polly
general overview christy luce coordinator of graduate student teaching
General Overview: Christy Luce, Coordinator of Graduate Student Teaching
  • General Overview of the Program
  • Table of Contents, Directory
  • Mission Statement, Conceptual Framework
  • General Policies (p. 23 in Handbook)
  • Reminders:
    • Register for Class
    • Make sure you paid for the class !
    • Final grades will determine eligibility
    • Student teachers: Call your CT tomorrow to check on things
    • Make sure your CT has a Handbook before he/she comes to CT orientation.
application for candidacy two steps
Application for Candidacy: Two Steps
  • Application for Candidacy Form:
  • You must turn this in to your advisor so that it can be returned by Wednesday, August 29th. Do not come find your advisor on that date.. This is the final day.
  • You must ALSO go online to register for graduation (Grad School website)
  • You will need to pay $57 online (this is not a the same $$ that you pay at the end of the semester for licensure).
  • Exception: If you are currently a MAT student, you do not do this form or apply for graduation until you finish the MAT!
  • Log on to your Banner account to apply for graduation.
  • You will NOT get your license unless you apply to graduate.
  • You have ___ steps to do.
  • The first is to get your _________ to your advisor by ___________.
  • The second is to ______ online by __________.
  • If you are already an MAT, you do ___ do this.
payment and cancellation policy
Payment and Cancellation Policy

MAKE SURE YOU ARE REGISTERED ! Did you PAY? Are you sure your loans are paying for this semester?

  • August 29th students will dropped for non-payment. You WILL NOT be able to continue the internship if you are not still registered and fully paid before August 30th.
  • If you are not registered, you are NOT in the INTERNSHIP!
  • Full payment is defined as:
  • Payment in full of tuition, fees, and charges
  • Payment of the difference between tuition, fees, and charges and offered/accepted financial aid
  • Enrollment in a UNC Charlotte payment plan that will pay tuition, fees, and charges in full


Did you register yet?

Did you pay all fees yet?

mandatory health insurance
Mandatory Health Insurance –
  • Students are automatically charged the health insurance premium at time of registration; however, with proof of insurance, you can waive the charge at
  • You DO NOT need to pay the health insurance premium if your online waiver is accepted. You have until September 15th to submit your online waiver.
health insurance
Health Insurance
  • The Fall 2012 premium of the UNC System-Wide Student Health Insurance Planfor UNC Charlotte students is $709. 
  • Students who have their own insuranceand do not wish to have Student Health Insurance should submit their waivers now.
  • Waive now for Fall 2012 semester The waiver deadline is September 15, 2012
directions to waive health insurance
Directions to waive health insurance
  • 1. Go to
  • 2. Locate UNC Charlotte under 'Find Your Institution‘
  • 3. click the 'Waive Online' link
  • =
  • 4. Complete the waiver form and print out the confirmation page.
important dates to remember calendar
Important Dates to Remember: Calendar
  • August 13th WAS CMS orientation for GST
  • August 14th CT Orientation on campus; Graduate Internship Orientation
  • August 15th Most supervisors will be doing small group orientation
  • August 16th Most schools have first mandatory teacher workday. You go to school the first day your teacher is there
  • August 29th: Cancellation of courses for non-payment
  • August 29th: Last day to apply for graduation…
    • THIS MEANS EVERYONE! ……….Walking is optional!
  • September 11th ISL workshop
  • September 15th: Last day to waive health insurance form
  • Oct. 8th Professional Development Day/ Middle and Secondary
  • Oct. 9th: Professional Development Day/B-K and Elementary
      • (All K-12 licensure areas go to the professional development day for the grade level you are teaching now).
  • Dec. 5th: Last day of student teaching
  • December 10-12: Final Conference with U.S. /Individual on campus
  • December 15th: Commencement

(pg. 71)

The student teacher will follow the school calendar instead of the University calendar. Vacations will be observed in accordance with the school system calendar.

This applies to all candidates during the student teaching semester.

If you are ill, notify your supervisor, but you cannot go on a vacation during the student teaching semester.

  • Dress Professionally:
    • no skin other than arms and face, no jogging clothes, not too short, and not too wrinkled.
  • Act Professionally:
    • GSTs… you are a guest in the building.
    • Arrive on time; be prepared for the next day prior to leaving.
    • Cooperate at all times with teachers and administrators.
    • Maintain a professional relationship with students, faculty, parents, and staff.
    • Be active part of your school community.
  • Communicate concerns and need to US for guidance and support.
  • Turn in assignments on time or early.
  • Other employment cannot impede student teaching responsibilities.


e etiquette professional emails a few tips
E Etiquette: Professional Emails, a few tips
  • First, emails are not confidential. Think that you are publishing this in a newspaper.
  • Grammar, spelling, readability, concise.
  • Don’t be over familiar with the recipient.
  • Respond within 24 hours.
  • Give 24-48 hours for recipient to respond before re-sending the email.
  • NEVER SHOW ANGER OR EMOTION… including not using all caps.
to do tonight
  • Check your Facebook/ My Space/ etc. page: Is any information on there public?
other things to do by asap
Other things to do by ASAP:
  • Make sure you are registered
  • Make sure you pay on time !
  • Make sure you check Facebook to see if anything out there is public. Google yourself.
  • Make sure you contact your CT
  • Make sure you get the STHB and STAR
other things to do soon
Other things to do soon:
  • Make sure you give the Graduation Candidacy form to your program coordinator
  • Make sure you go online and pay for graduation.
  • Make sure you register for Praxis if you need to take it. Remember, all lateral entry teachers (private or public) must take Praxis II in their area.
  • School systems have their own policies as far as background checks. You must follow their policies.
  • You must behave appropriately with students, administration, teachers, and parents:
    • Leave frustrations or “attitudes” at home.
    • Ask for school policies.
    • Always greet others in the hallways… even if you don’t know them.
    • Never touch a child inappropriately.
    • Resolve conflicts with adults professionally.
    • If you don’t like someone, don’t let anyone in the building know it.
    • Never engage in unprofessional conversations about school employees or students
    • If you have a gripe, don’t ever share it with others in the building.
  • Leave ________ at home.
  • Ask for school________.
  • Always _____ in the hallways… even if you don’t know them.
  • Never touch a ______ inappropriately.
  • Resolve conflicts with adults_______.
  • If you don’t like someone, tell _______ in the building know it.
  • Never engage in ______ conversations about school employees or students
  • If you have a gripe, don’t ever ____ it with others in the building
system requirements
System Requirements
  • CMS orientation was here Monday. If you missed it, contact Cindy Hopper:
  • Lincoln Co. Dana Weaver in the Human Resources Department @704-732-2261 ext 30209
  • Union Co. Ask when you get to your school.
  • Cabarrus:Took place last semester.
  • Gaston Co.: HR will contact
requirements in a nutshell
Requirements in a Nutshell
  • Graduate Intern Notebook with lesson plans
  • Impact on Student Learning Project (ISL)
  • Self-evaluations using the STAR
  • One video with lesson and reflection
  • Stay current on all online seminars
  • Professional Development Day if you are not a LE or TA
  • Electronic Licensure Portfolio: EE1, EE 4, EE 5, EE 6
licensure issues to receive your license you must ctc
Licensure Issues: To receive your license you must… CTC
  • Have the principal to agree to license you.
  • Have the cooperating teacher agree to license you (not lateral entry).
  • Have your supervisor agree to license you.
  • Receive “MET” on ALL components of the CTC
  • One “no” and you cannot be granted a license.
therefore you must
Therefore, you must….
  • Have shown that you
    • Had an impact on student learning (ISL)
    • Passed the assignments for all seminars
    • Are a reflective educator as evidenced in your daily critiques, lesson plans, and video analysis.
    • Passed all parts of the CTC
    • Have great attendance
    • Completed the Taskstream Portfolio
    • Have shown that you are an excellent “beginning” teacher.
additionally you must
Additionally you must
  • Show appropriate disposition to be a teacher.
    • Behave professionally with students, teachers, staff, and university personnel.
    • Timely assignments
    • Attendance at school, including arriving late or leaving early without special permission.
  • Completed all program requirements for licensure.
grading in student teaching
Grading in Student Teaching
  • Grade of A or B (Handout)
  • Grades of C or U mean that candidate will not be recommended for licensure.
  • ISL, Seminar reflections, Lesson planning, Video, Star/CTC performance, disposition could all adversely affect your grade and your recommendation for licensure.
other important points
Other important points
  • Notify Cooperating teacher/school and the university supervisor if you are ill.
  • Schedule doctor appointments for after school hours and breaks, unless an emergency. This includes lateral entry folks too.
  • Attend all School and UNCC events (System-Employed graduate students are excused from Professional Development Day).
  • Promptness is essential.
  • Never arrive late and never leave before your school allows teachers to leave.
  • Attend all UNCC orientations and seminars.
  • You are on an interview for a position or to keep your position EVERY DAY you are at your school.
student teaching

Student Teaching




Questions ??

schedule cont
Schedule, cont …
  • Weeks 1-2 Attend orientation at the University. Begin orientation and active observation in the school. Plan with the cooperating teacher. Work with individuals and small groups. Do observations of CT.
  • Weeks 3-7 Assume one responsibility at a time until full teaching load is acquired.
  • Weeks 8-11 Begin or maintain all planning, teaching, evaluation, and non-instructionalresponsibilities.
  • Weeks 12-14 Release responsibilities gradually, while maintaining active involvement in planning andteaching for the remainder of the semester.
  • Week 15-16Assist in the classroom. Observe other teachers, grade levels, and programs as time permits.
requirements rosslyn crandell
Requirements: Rosslyn Crandell.
  • Lesson Planning and Reflection:
    • Plan instruction for all lessons taught
    • Submit to CT 2+ days prior to instruction
    • Have available for US to review all plans
    • Write down changes and critique lessons taught
    • Never leave the building without being 100% prepared for the next day. This is a Graduate Student Teaching requirement!
    • Your lessons must be appropriate, use a variety of strategies, and be motivating to students. You must differentiate for the diverse needs of your students. You must assess and individualize instruction as needed.
lesson plan non negotiables
Lesson Plan Non-Negotiables
  • You must demonstrate that you can teach whole class and groups of students.
  • You must have motivating strategies.
  • You must teach with variety.
  • You must incorporate 21st century skills
  • You must have quality content.
  • You must differentiate instruction regularly.
requirements continued
Requirements continued….
  • Impact on Student Learning Project

You must download and read this project early in the semester.

ISL workshop Mandatory Attendance. Your supervisor will have break out groups at the end of this workshop.

  • Uploaded to Taskstream
  • All information must be sanitized so that all names (student, staff, school, system) are not visible.
  • Supervisors determine weight to final grade, but you must receive a passing score in order for it not to negatively impact your final grade. You must positively impact each student’s performance.
requirements continued1
Requirements continued
  • Video:
    • Create one 30-minute videotape showing all components of your lesson.
    • Record it on DVD or VHS.
    • Turn in the DVD/VHS along with the self-analysis as described in the Handbook .

(p. 147-148)

Permission to videotape forms are in addendum of your Handbook.

This is a permission form allowing your supervisor to view the video. Your county video permission form will not suffice.

online seminars
Online Seminars
  • All assignments are available on the OFE website.
  • Your username is: candidate
  • Your password is: Fall2012!
  • NOTICE: No spaces and no caps
  • Get to know your students
  • Implement motivating lessons
  • Give students feedback in a timely manner
  • Diversify instruction to meet the needs of all students
  • Think: “Would I want to be my student sitting in my class?”
summary of a few points
Summary of a few points…
  • Plan instruction on a weekly and daily basis.
  • Participate in all team planning.
  • Submit written plans to CT at least two days prior to teaching a lesson.
  • Have approved plans available for University Supervisor (US).
  • Write critiques of lessons.
  • Make your lessons interesting and effective.
there are 6 evidences for the portfolio
There are 6 evidences for the portfolio

Completed BEFORE the student teaching semester:

Completed DURING the student teaching semester:

EE 1

Passing PRAXIS II scores OR transcripts (depending on your program)

EE 4

Certification of Teaching Capacity (CTC)

EE 5

Impact on Student Learning (ISL) Project

EE 6 (Parts A and B for many programs)

Professional Development Plan

  • EE (Electronic Evidence) 2
    • Content Knowledge Project
  • EE 3
    • Instructional Unit Plan
  • Both of these are TYPICALLY completed BEFORE the student teaching course. Candidates cannot begin student teaching until they are successfully evaluated in Taskstream on EE 2 and 3 with a rating of “proficient” or higher.
ee 4 continued
EE 4: Continued …
  • Must be marked all areas as “met,” initialed on each page, and signed by principal, cooperating teacher, and university supervisor by end of semester. Usually signed by end of November (fall) or April (spring).
  • Candidate will take the signed copy, scan it as a pdf file, and upload into EE 4 in TaskStream.
  • Supervisor in TaskStream will evaluate as “met” or “not met.”

EE 4: CTC (Certification of Teaching Capacity)

    • Form is available from OFE website and in the back of your STAR.
    • Comprised of SOME of the indicators from the NCPTS pre-service candidate rubric
    • Completed at end of student teaching / graduate internship but monitored throughout the semester
    • Progress feedback given on OFF at every observation
    • All areas of CTC must be rated as “met” in order to receive licensure recommendation!!
ee 5 impact on student learning project isl
EE 5: Impact on Student Learning Project (ISL)
  • Workshop on this is mandatory
  • Every student in your classroom must show growth to pass the project
  • Supervisors will do progress checks with you at each observation
  • You must upload the project to Taskstream to have it scored.
  • Candidate must be rated as “proficient” or higher on all standards.
  • Warning: do not “Google” this project. Use the current version on the OFE website.
  • 6A: School Improvement Project
  • 6B: Professional Development Plan
  • (You may have done 6A in a course. If you did, it is evaluated and scored on your Taskstream account).
  • This is an independent project. Supervisors will score during the ST semester. Check with your supervisor for due dates.
more requirements
More requirements……
  • Graduate Student Teaching Notebook:
    • Must be kept up daily
    • Must have all lesson plans taught
    • Very important part of your course grade
  • Seminar: Most seminars are online.
    • There are weekly assignments. Do them on time!
    • ISL Workshop and Professional Development Day are required events. You supervisor may schedule other required seminars.
    • ROGI students: equipment failure counts as an absence. Make sure you have tested equipment days before each seminar.
  • STAR
  • Grading
  • Exit Evaluation
  • CTC (Final)
the process
The Process …
  • US gives the date of the next US observation/visit
  • 1-2 days before the US comes:
    • ST self-evaluates on the STAR with highlighter BEFORE CT gives ratings
    • CT observes Student Teacher with OFF
    • CT rates student teacher after ST has self-evaluated
    • CT discusses OFF and STAR with ST
    • US rates STAR at visit
  • OFF and STAR at EVERY visit
star ratings
STAR ratings
  • Very important to look at the rubric to assess your performance
  • Beware of a false sense of accomplishment in your ratings
  • US will be looking for consistent performance when using the rubric
  • Grading
  • Grading
    • CTC: recommendation for NC license:
      • Must be signed by principal, University Supervisor and the Cooperating Teacher



small groups
Small Groups
  • Mr. Gurley:
  • Dr. Luce:
  • Ms. Bukowski:
  • M. McCabe:
  • Tim Smith:
  • Ms. Chaney:
  • Ms. Sutherland:
  • Dr. Murray:
  • ART ED: Jan 5th 2-4 Winningham
  • Ms. Dietz:
  • Dr Wakeman:
  • Dr LaChance:
  • Dance: Monday, Jan 9th at 6:30 pm Robinson 303E
  • Dr Fogg:
  • Dr Rebich:
  • Ms. Yakoobian:
  • Ms. Hastings:
  • Ms. Edwards:
  • Ms. Kelly:
  • Ms. Hart:
  • Ms. Crandell:
  • Dr. Frazier:
  • Ms. Grant: Fr
  • Ms. Godfrey;
  • Ms. Holman:
  • Dr Isenhour:.