Student teachers are required to attend a meeting the semester prior to student teaching. At that time the student will complete the Teacher Candidate Information Form (below):
September 20, 2016 OR September 21, 2016
3:00 pm to 4:15 pm
* If you change majors after completing student teaching paperwork you must notify the EER office immediately so that you receive the proper placement.
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Students are responsible for understanding and abiding by the regulations presented in the Student Teaching Handbook distributed by the department.
The Elementary Education and Reading Department will not accept transfer credits to meet these course requirements.
Only students formally admitted into the actual majors (not Pre-Elementary Education) may take these courses. If a student registers for one of these courses and then does not have a cumulative 2.5 GPA, the student will be administratively withdrawn from the course. Once you have been withdrawn, you will not be able to re-register for the course until the following semester. There are no exceptions to this rule.
Students earn either a "satisfactory (S)" or "unsatisfactory (U)" grade.
One unsatisfactory (U) grade in either seven-week teaching situation will require a case conference with the department chairperson before permission is granted to continue student teaching.
Two unsatisfactory (U) grades will result in the termination of the student in the program. An appointment should be made with the Elementary Education and Reading Department chairperson to discuss other career and course options.
Student teaching is the culminating experience for students in the department. Students participate in two, seven-week teaching situations, each at a different school and grade level. Students are usually assigned to a cohort of 4-to-8 students. The college supervisor is on site with the students, allowing for extensive opportunities for instructional support, mediation, and debriefing.
All students should become familiar with the Teacher Candidate Handbook.
Thank you for allowing our Teacher Candidates from SUNY Buffalo State to student teach in your classroom. Your willingness to mentor our teacher candidates and to offer them your expertise, time, and guidance is greatly appreciated. Each teacher candidate is assigned a supervisor from the college and is part of a student teaching cohort. Within this cohort model the college supervisor will meet with the teacher candidates weekly for formal, informal observations, and seminar. As always you will be asked to complete a mid and final evaluation for your teacher candidate using the EER Department Student Teaching Evaluation form.
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You may be able to apply to the NYS retirement system as soon as you have subbed for 20 days. It is important for you to know, and follow through on this, so that you will end up in Tier 5. FOR MORE INFORMATION, please visit: http://www.nystrs.org/main/forms/net-2.pdf
Director of Student Teaching
for Elementary Education & Reading
Bacon Hall 316B
Phone (716) 878-3618
Fax (716) 878-6033
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