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Master Teachers Program

Master Teachers

Welcome

Information

Professional Development

Resources

Traditional

Traditional student teachers participate in two-semester supervised fieldwork and student teaching experiences, under the supervision of an experienced, single subject credentialed Supervising Mentor Teacher (aka Master Teacher) in a public school. One semester of fieldwork is in a middle school setting, and the second semester is in a high school setting, or the reverse.

Student Teaching Requirements

Preparatory Coursework

Traditional student teachers complete their supervised fieldwork and student teaching experiences concurrently with the requisite coursework in the single subjects credential program.

Observation Requirements

Expected Competencies

Evaluations

Formal evaluation of Traditional student teachers will be conducted twice during each semester of student teaching--midterm and final—by both the University Supervisor and the Supervising Mentor Teacher (aka Master Teacher), using the Secondary Education Department’s evaluation forms, which are available ONLINE at http://www.csun.edu/education/sed/student_teaching/forms/index.html. Please consult the evaluation forms for detailed explanations of minimum passing score requirements for the midterm and the final evaluation of student teaching.

Passwords and links for ONLINE evaluations are sent out to University Supervisors and Supervising Mentor Teachers (aka Master Teachers) by email twice each semester—two weeks before midterm and final evaluation due dates. For further information about passwords, please contact the Secondary Education student teaching coordinator assistant, at christina.perez@csun.edu or call (818) 677-2580.

Other Expectations

During the two semesters of student teaching, traditional student teachers are to gain experiences in working with diverse learners, English learners, and students with special needs. In addition, student teachers are also expected to attend IEP meetings, SST meetings, and other assessment, and/or professional development meetings shadowing their Supervising Mentor Teachers.