Working With Interns: Teaching Standards
Opportunities to learn
If interns are to achieve the Professional Teaching Standards they will need particular opportunities to learn. The statements here describe performances that MSU course instructors should prepare interns to undertake, and that mentor teachers and field instructors should provide interns opportunities to practice with support. If some of these opportunities to learn are not feasible in the intern's primary placement, supplementary opportunities should be provided in another setting.
Using the standards for assessment across the year
During the fall semester, we seek evidence that interns are making satisfactory progress in meeting each of the Program Standards. A recommendation for continuing the internship experience will be based on the professional judgment of the field instructor, the mentor teacher, and relevant others who are familiar with the intern's teaching practice.
In order to be recommended for teacher certification by the end of the internship year, an intern will need to show that she or he is capable of responsible, autonomous teaching based on the Program Standards. During the spring semester we seek evidence that the interns have met the Program Standards and are ready to assume the responsibilities of beginning teaching.
To see the Professional Teaching Standards policy and procedures, please visit the Professional Teaching Standards page.