Instructional Leadership, emphasis: K-12 School Leadership (MEd)
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Practicum resources

Teacher preparation for students

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 student teaching semester. Over the course of these early field experiences, teacher candidates will progressively develop new teaching skills and assume more responsibilities within the classroom.

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Practicum field experiences

Practicum field experiences provide opportunities to observe, plan, and teach in authentic classrooms and apply information and strategies learned from method 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.

Teacher candidate resources

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. Access the modules here.

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Affiliation agreements

Please complete this form if an affiliation agreement is needed for a student internship, student teaching, or practicum. This assists in initiating the process as early as possible. A placement cannot begin until an agreement is finalized. You must use your official NAU email for the information in this form to be received. Only NAU faculty and students should utilize this form.

Request for Affiliation Agreement

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