Teacher preparation for NAU’s College of Education students
Practicum field experiences
NAU College of Education Teacher Candidates are required to participate in practicum field experiences in each of the three-to-five terms that precede their culminating student teaching semester. Over the course of these early field experiences, Teacher Candidates will progressively develop new teaching skills and assume more and more responsibilities within the classroom.
Practicum field experiences provide opportunities to observe, plan, and teach in authentic classrooms and apply information and strategies learned from methods and theory coursework. It is also an introduction to diverse classroom settings and the dynamics of the teaching profession. A Mentor Teacher and Practicum Supervisor provide support to Teacher Candidates as they develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions expected of professional educators.
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Overview for Mentor Teachers
We are excited to have you involved in practicum field experiences in the College of Education at Northern Arizona University. Your role as Mentor is integral in the development of successful Teacher Candidates. This short tutorial highlights the basics of mentoring, and will establish the groundwork of what you can expect during this experience.
Practicum Handbooks – Fall 2021
Supervising Practitioner Training Modules
These modules provide a foundation for mentoring and offer suggested ways to create a quality experience. Upon successful completion, you will receive a certificate for 45 units of professional development. To access the modules, please visit the Cooperating Teachers page on the Professional Education Programs (PEP) website.
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Affiliation Agreements are used to establish affiliate relationships between Northern Arizona University and other institutions (the “host”) to allow the University’s students to participate in academic credit-bearing educational experiences, such as supervised clinical or other fieldwork experiences or internship programs, at the host affiliate’s location. Affiliation Agreements define the applicable terms and conditions and the respective roles and responsibilities of each party.
PEP Standard Student Placement
(Agreements for the following programs: Student Teaching, Supervised Practicum, Supervised School Psychology Practicum, School Counseling, and Educational Leadership Internship)
Please note: Last updated 8/17/21. If you need immediate confirmation of a standing agreement or have a question, email Jennifer Lee.
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801 S. Knoles Drive
PO Box: 5774
Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5774
Office: College of Education, Room 122