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The Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP) culminates in a twelve credit yearlong teaching internship, SED455.  This internship includes both classes and field experiences.  The internship is organized around public school calendars and divides the year into approximately four quarters.  During the first half of the year (roughly corresponding to the first public school semester and the university fall semester) interns are required to be at their school placement for approximately one half day, each day, and to assume instructional responsibility for two classes by about the start of the second marking period (assuming a four marking period calendar).  Students then intern full-time during the Oakland University winter semester (corresponding to the third public school marking period in a four marking period system).  Although they are encouraged to take advantage of all school activities associated with their districts, students are required to be at school only during the stated times.  Students are permitted to work during the internship year at any and all times they are not committed to the field experiences or associated classes.



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SED 455 requires daily attendance in the field during the entire internship year, including half day participation at school for August through December and full day participation during Oakland’s winter semester, January through April. During this year, your schedule is determined by the calendar of the district to which you are assigned. You begin when they begin, and have vacations when theirs are scheduled.

During your student teaching internship, you have the opportunity to work with a cooperating teacher who will model expectations for you. You will gradually take over the one subject or one hour at a time and teach independently for the winter semester.

To continue to improve, talk about what went well and ways to overcome areas that didn't go as well as you had hoped. The relationship with your cooperating teacher is critical to your internship. Put suggestions into practice right away. Learn what you need to stop doing and what you need to do more in order to be successful.

Remember to be prepared with lesson plans by Thursday of the week prior to teaching the lessons. Do your best to stay at school until all materials are prepared for the following day. Participate in the school setting as a teacher would during your internship.

Supervisors
During your student teaching internship, you will have a supervisor from Oakland University to help guide you. You will communicate with your supervisor at least weekly, sharing a reflection about your work. During seminars, you will have time to talk with your supervisor. Five or more visits to the classroom will be made by your supervisor. He or she will talk with you about what they observed and will talk with your cooperating teacher as well. Take time to learn from your supervisor’s experience and incorporate suggestions that are shared.


Syllabus
SED455 Syllabus 


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STEP INTERNS

**Attend a PESG seminar only if your internship district uses them as a substitute company.  You may attend any PESG meeting anywhere.  The seminars on campus are for your convenience.  Choose only one time:

·        Wednesday, July 15, 2015 PESG Seminar
1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Oakland Center in Gold Rooms ABC

 

·        Friday, October 2, 2015 PESG Seminar
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Oakland Center in Oakland Room

 

·        Friday, October 2, 2015 PESG Seminar
4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Oakland Center in Oakland Room

 

 

DATES FOR 2015-2016 STEP INTERNS

 

FALL 2015 TERM

 

Friday, August 14, 2015 Final Forms Due

(STEP 4 Submit Final Forms Tab)

 

Friday, August 21, 2015 Orientation Seminar Meet with your supervisor
9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. at Oakland Center in Gold Rooms ABC

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 STEP Wednesday

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in Pawley Hall

 

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 STEP Wednesday

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in Pawley Hall

 

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 STEP Wednesday

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in Pawley Hall

 

Monday, November 2, 2015

Initial Feedback on Field Adaptation forms due—complete online (See Forms Tab)

 

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 STEP Wednesday

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in 163 Pawley Hall

 

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 STEP DAY

12:00 – 5:00 p.m. in Oakland Center in Banquet Room A

 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 STEP Wednesday

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in 163 Pawley Hall

 

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 STEP Wednesday

1:30-4:30 p.m. at Oakland Center in Gold Room ABC

 

 

WINTER 2016 TERM

 

Monday, February 15, 2016

Midterm due (See Forms Tab)

 

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 First Year Teacher Panel
4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Oakland Center in the Oakland Room

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 Employer Panel, Getting a Job 
4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Oakland Center in the Oakland Room


Monday, April 18, 2016

Final Evaluation and Online Exit Requirements due (See Forms Tab)

 

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 Culminating Seminar

Mock interviews using your portfolio and hand in exit requirements
1:30 - 4:30 p.m. at Oakland Center in Banquet Room A

 

 



 

DATES FOR 2016-2017 STEP INTERNS

STEP Interns will meet with their professors and supervisors as small groups on Wednesdays. There will be several large group meetings on Oakland’s main campus.  These will be posted by July 1, 2016.


Friday, August 26, 2016 Orientation Seminar Meet with your supervisor
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Oakland Center in Oakland Room



 



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STUDENT TEACHER EVALUATION

   Completed separately by intern, cooperating teacher, supervisor


   Completed separately by intern, cooperating teacher, and supervisor 
   with a three-way conference and signing

   Completed separately by cooperating teacher and supervisor
   with a three-way conference and signing




Forms to Be Turned In at Culminating Seminar


Substitute Forms

Substitute Packet 
Substitute Signature Form
Substitute Log



Professional Educational Services Group (PESG) Forms 
These forms are to be used only by students who are student teaching in a district using PESG as the substituting company.
Please get a Fingerprint Data Entry Form from the district where you are completing your student teaching.

PESG Information for Student Teachers  
OU Police Livescan Fingerprinting

 



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