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Master Teachers Program

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ACT(Accelerated Collaborative Teaching Program)

ACT student teachers participate in two-semester supervised fieldwork and student teaching experiences--one in the fall semester and the other in the spring semester. Each of these supervised field experiences is preceded by a 40-hour observation/participation (O/P) experience during the first 6-7 weeks of the semester, in the classroom in which the student teacher will complete the supervised field experience. Student teaching is expected to be completed in classrooms of coaches in LAUSD’s Local District 2 or collaborating teachers in other approved sites.

Student Teaching Requirements

Preparatory Coursework

As ACT is a ONE-year program, student teachers complete their supervised fieldwork and student teaching experiences concurrently with the requisite coursework in the multiple subjects credential program.

Observation Requirements

The observers will complete an Observation Form (NCR) for each of the specified formal observations, and discuss it with the student teacher before distributing the copies as noted on the form. Informal observations and feedback should be conducted throughout both semesters as appropriate.

Expected Competencies

Evaluations

Formal evaluation of ACT student teachers will be conducted twice during each semester of student teaching--midterm and final—by both the University Supervisor and the Collaborating Teacher (aka. Master Teacher), using the department’s Classroom Teaching Profile (CTP), which is available ONLINE. Please consult the CTP forms for detailed explanations of minimum passing score requirements on the midterm and the final evaluation of the first and the second semester student teaching.

Other Expectations

During the two semesters of student teaching, ACT student teachers are to gain experiences in working with diverse learners, English learners, children with special needs, and emergent and developing readers and writers. In addition, ACT student teachers are also expected to attend IEP meetings, SST meetings, and other assessment and/or professional development meetings shadowing their Collaborating Teachers.