Higher Education Faculty

Materials and resources for higher education faculty who are working to prepare 21st Century teachers and leaders.

School Partnerships: Technology Rich Classrooms and the Student Teaching Experience

Building upon an established relationship between a college and a local school district, this project formally designed a “partnership school” at which teacher candidates conduct field experience. In addition to providing these participating candidates with a clinically rich experience through closer supervision by and interaction with their faculty supervisor, the project enriched the experience of the high school English students by providing appropriate technology in the classroom and integrating it with instruction. Program implemented at the SUNY College at Oneonta detailed in academic journal article and presentation.

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Developing a Professional Development School (PDS)

A Professional Development School (PDS) is a mutually beneficial collaboration and significant partnership among Institutions of Higher Education and P-12 schools. The PDS model provides students majoring in education with extensive classroom experience, based on the philosophy that teaching effectiveness is best learned through mentored immersion in the classroom.

One of the most exciting attributes of the partnership is its commitment to impacting all members. Not only do college faulty, teacher candidates, school principals and mentoring teachings collaboratively explore effective teaching practices through authentic classroom practice, but they promote and encourage professional development and educational innovation.

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Model For Clinically Rich Residency Program for Teaching Assistants

Over the past several years, there has been a call for increasing the clinical preparation of teachers across the country. The Teaching Assistant Residency Program at SUNY Empire State College designed to accommodate teacher candidates who are volunteering their time in the Residency placement for the full school year and those employed as Teaching Assistants in partner school districts. Program culminates with Adolescent Level (7-12th) grade certification in English Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, Spanish, French, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, and Earth Science. Materials provide overview of program.

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Undergraduate Clinically Rich Teacher Preparation Program

A model for an alternative teacher preparation program. A pilot program for teacher candidates implemented at SUNY College at Cortland that focused on science and mathematics, blended theory with extensive, increase the role of school partners in teacher preparation and better prepare candidates for the demands of the teaching profession.

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