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Elementary Clinical Practice

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This course emphasizes the practical application of educational theories and methods. Candidates will focus on the following topics: requirements and expectations for clinical practice, teacher performance assessment, the school culture, planning instruction, and teaching planned lessons. The course provides a forum for open discussion and problem solving based on classroom experiences. Finally, candidates will prepare and submit all respective tasks of the teacher performance assessment.

This graduate-level course is 12 To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 12

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    Student Engagement

    • Support the needs of diverse learners with strategies reinforced by research or theory.
    • Demonstrate a positive learning environment that supports student engagement in learning.
    • Link prior academic learning to new learning.
    • Interact positively with students to connect content area skills and deepen student learning.
    • Model key strategies and provide meaningful opportunities for practice.


    • Understand all expectations under "Task 3: Assessing Students' Learning" from the edTPA® Assessment Handbook.
    • Analyze evidence of student learning.
    • Evaluate assessment data to provide accurate feedback.
    • Describe how focus students will use feedback to deepen their understanding of the content strategies.
    • Explain and provide evidence of language use and content learning for students with varied needs.
    • Use assessment results to propose targeted support to improve student learning.

    Assessment (Cont.)

    • Create visual representations to profile student performance.
    • Provide assessment commentary with cited research.

    The Learning Environment

    • Analyze the implications that contextual factors may have on learning and the learning climate.
    • Evaluate the aspects of the classroom environment that contribute to positive learning experiences.
    • Analyze strategies for remediation of disruptive and non-disruptive student behaviors.

    Reflection and Self-Evaluation

    • Identify areas for improving instructional skills and classroom management skills.
    • Evaluate your teaching performance relative to the instructional unit implemented for the teacher performance assessment.

    Seeking a Teaching Position and Managing the First Year of Teaching

    • Evaluate the process of planning for a career.
    • Evaluate personal and professional considerations when applying for a teaching position.
    • Describe effective personal and professional goal making strategies.
    • Identify best-practice strategies.

    Student Teaching Expectations

    • Review the procedures, expectations, and requirements for student teaching and the teacher performance assessment.
    • Identify all state specific requirements of teacher certification including the teacher performance assessment.
    • Review how the Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affects teachers’ roles in education and communication.
    • Explore the teacher performance assessment.

    School Culture

    • Review professional responsibilities as a teacher performance assessment candidate, including professionalism and relationships in the classroom.
    • Develop techniques for collaborating with grade-level or subject-level teachers.
    • Evaluate the aspects of school culture and the classroom environment that contribute to positive learning experiences.

    Academic Language

    • Define glossary terms significant to the teacher performance assessment.
    • Define academic language and how it applies to education.
    • Identify strategies to apply academic language in the classroom.


    • Understand all expectations under "Task 1: Planning for Instruction and Assessment" from the edTPA® Assessment Handbook.
    • Analyze what the focus learner knows, needs to know, and will learn based on content standards.
    • Provide supportive strategies to meet the needs of diverse learners.
    • Develop goals and objectives for each lesson in the learning segment based on the central focus chosen with cooperating teacher.
    • Develop instructional support for various language demands of students.
    • Write a lesson plan for each lesson in the learning segment.

    Analyze Lesson Plans

    • Justify instructional plans supported by research and/or theory.
    • Analyze assessment plans that provide evidence to monitor and support student learning.
    • Provide planning commentary with cited research.


    • Understand all expectations under "Task 2: Instructing and Engaging Students" from the edTPA® Assessment Handbook.
    • Demonstrate a positive learning environment that supports student engagement.
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