UINTAH SCHOOL DISTRICT POLICY ACTION REVIEW

 

1st Reading           

3/18/08

New

 

2nd Reading

3/18/08

Revised

X

Approved

3/18/08

Substitute

 

 

 

005.l500          STUDENT TEACHING AND TEACHING INTERNSHIPS POLICY

 

REVISES, RENAMES, AND ADDS TO POLICY 005.1500 STUDENT TEACHING POLICY (LAST APPROVED 10/17/85)

 

1.0  DEFINITIONS

1.1.   “Student teacher” means a college student preparing to teach who is assigned a period of guided teaching during which the student assumes increasing responsibility for directing the learning of a group or groups of students over a period of time.

1.2.   “Teacher intern” means a teacher education student who, in an advanced stage of preparation, usually as a culminating experience, may be employed in a school setting for a period of up to one year and received salary at a rate of pay to be determined by the Board of Education. A teacher intern is supervised primarily by the school system but with a continuing relationship with college personnel and following a planned program designed to produce a demonstrably competent professional.

2.0  DISTRICT REQUIREMENT

2.1.   The District may not independently assign student teachers or teacher interns. The service of persons so assigned is not recognized by the Utah State Board of Education as fulfilling a teacher intern or student teaching requirement for certification.

3.0  GUIDELINES FOR STUDENT TEACHING

3.1.   All teacher trainee assignments will be made through mutual agreement between the Uintah School District Human Resources director and the participating university.

3.2.   Teachers and principals will participate in all teacher training programs on a voluntary basis.

3.3.   No more than one student teacher will be assigned to any one cooperating teacher for any given trainee block.

3.4.   Student teachers, under the direction of the cooperating teacher, will participate in the grading, supervision and instruction of district students.

4.0  GUIDELINES FOR TEACHING INTERNSHIPS

4.1.   The superintendent may recommend Board approval for teacher interns who have been granted university approval for internship, and who have met the conditions outlined in the USD hiring policy.

4.2.   Teacher interns will be assigned to work with a mentor/cooperating teacher who holds a current Level 2 or 3 teaching license.

4.3.   USD is not responsible to pay or reimburse any costs associated with interns completing their educational program.