Teacher Candidate Field Experience
* Mentor Teachers - follow the instructions at the above link to recover your Chalk and Wire assessment submission link.
*All Teacher Candidates and Mentor Teachers must complete the appropriate Profile found at the following links:
Mentor Teacher Profile
This page provides various documents and resources used during the Teacher Candidate Experience.
These evaluation forms, one for each major, are used to define student teacher's progress throughout the placement. It is often helpful to print one out and use it periodically to show the student teacher strengths and weaknesses and to document progress or the lack of progress if necessary. This is the final evaluation form.
Secondary English (PDF)
Special Education Reading (PDF)
This Work Sample is only required for the following majors: Early Childhood, Middle Level, and Secondary Education.
This form is to be completed at the end of the first placement and given to the University Supervisor.
ECH 1-6 Block and ECH Teacher Candidate Lesson Plan
This plan is to be used in PreK-6 Block and Early Childhood Student Teaching.
Mid & Secondary Lesson Plan
This format is to be used by the teacher candidate unless otherwise approved by the university supervisor.
Mentor teachers of BLOCK students can receive 20 hours of Act 48 for each student they supervise. Mentor teachers must fill out a weekly (4) Teacher Candidate Feedback Form during the placement to receive Act 48 hours. Teacher Candidates will upload their feedback forms to the Chalk & Wire system. Mentor Teachers must also complete the Act 48 Google Form. The Act 48 Google Form will be sent to mentor teachers during the BLOCK placement. If you do not receive the Act 48 Google Form by the conclusion of the placement, please contact email@example.com.
Teacher Candidate Feedback Form (Must complete weekly to receive Act 48 hours)
Please take some time and fill out the mentor teacher exit survey. You will receive the survey link from the Office of Field Services near the end of the teacher candidate's placement. This information will provide valuable feedback about how our teacher candidates are performing inside your classroom. This information will also be used to help guide changes to our teacher preparation program(s) at CUP.
PDE 430 and PDE 430A Evaluation Forms
- PDE 430 Evaluation Form
- PDE 430A Supplement Worksheet (ECH, MIDLEVEL, SEC)
- PDE 430A Supplement Worksheet (SPED)
- All evaluations are required to be completed twice during the student teaching experience, once for each placement. *English Majors will complete ONLY one set of evaluations due to their extended placement.
- Once completed, the forms are to be reviewed with the student teacher, signed (where applicable) and submitted electronically to the Office of Field Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- A copy of the completed and signed form is to be given to the student teacher for their records.
This form is to be used whenever a student teacher is injured during the placement when the injury has resulted from any activity related to the student teaching assignment. Please contact the Associate Dean/Director of Field Services immediately when this form is required.
Travel Log Form
Although you are not required to use this form, the travel log form has been developed to help you with detail regarding your student teacher supervision travel. This form may be submitted with your travel voucher request form for mileage reimbursement.
The following information will help you work with teacher candidates at any of the four stages of PDE-required field experience. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Office of Field Services at +1 814 393 2144.
PDE Field Experience Requirements Course Requirements by Certification Major:
This manual explains which course include field experience requirements, which stage(s) of field experience are within the course, and what the teacher candidates must do when visiting the public school classroom.
This is the form to be used to report any missed days at the end of the teacher candidate's placement.
Pennsylvania Department of Education
Link to Title 22 and Chapter 235, "Code of Professional Practice and Conduct for Educators". Please review this information prior to and throughout the field experience to further develop your own professionalism.
This information may be used to help structure video lessons if this is desired to help the student teacher.