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Secondary Clinical Practice A

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This course emphasizes the practical application of educational theories and methods. Candidates focus on the following topics: requirements and expectations for clinical practice and the teacher performance assessment, the learning environment, planning instruction, and teaching planned lessons. The course provides a forum for open discussion and problem solving based on classroom experiences and the ability to use and apply Teaching Performance Expectations. Teacher candidates begin preparing their teacher performance assessment submission.

This graduate-level course is 7 To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 7

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    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.
    • Compare the cultures of various districts, schools, and classrooms.
    • Develop techniques for collaborating with grade-level or subject-level teachers.
    • Describe various ways to create a team atmosphere within the school setting.
    • Evaluate the aspects of 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.


    • Demonstrate understanding of all expectations for edTPA® Task 1: Planning for Instruction and Assessment.
    • Analyze what the focused learner knows, needs to know, and will learn based on content standards.
    • Provide supportive strategies to meet the needs of diverse learners.

    Lesson Planning

    • Develop goals and objectives for each lesson in the learning segment based on the central focus chosen with the 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 using established research or theory.
    • Analyze assessment plans that provide evidence to monitor and support student learning.
    • Provide planning commentary with cited research.


    • Explore all expectations under edTPA® Task 2: Instructing and Engaging Students.
    • Demonstrate a positive learning environment that supports student engagement.
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