Level 3 of the UNI Secondary Teacher Education Professional Sequence-Evaluation
Within the UNI English Teaching major two pedagogy courses include field experience requirements. Teaching English requires the successful completion of a fourteen hour field experience focused on assessment, student conferencing and response to student work. After I have contacted you about this field experience and you have agreed to host the teacher candidate, it is the responsibility of the licensure candidate to work with you and establish a schedule for the field experience. Licensure candidates are expected to arrive for the field experience on time and inform the cooperating teacher if they are going to be absent.
It is the goal of the field experience for students to observe and participate in a secondary classroom with an English Language Arts teacher focusing on assessment and response activities. Licensure candidates are also required to interview the cooperating teacher about their approach to assessment, response and grading of student work. They are also required to participate in assessment activities as much as possible.
Students are asked to keep a journal of their observations for each class session they attend and complete a formal reflection paper on the completed experience. The journal entries should document the following:
- The topic of the lesson observed
- The goals the cooperating teacher had for the lesson
- How the teacher assessed student achievement
This evaluation document is intended to be a collaborative effort between the UNI Licensure Candidate and the teacher who is supervising the Field Experience. Once the form is submitted the Summary of Professional Development Activities For Renewal Credit certificate will be issued to the Cooperating Teacher. Questions or concerns should be forwarded to:
Sheila Benson, Assistant Professor
University of Northern Iowa, English Education
2019 Bartlett Hall, 319-273-2285
Please complete the following online evaluation and select submit to send it to Professor Benson.