Frequently Asked Questions by Schools
- Do supervising practitioners/teachers receive compensation for hosting a student?
Supervising practitioners receive professional development points equal to the minimum number of hours required for the student’s placement. Please note that this information is listed on the request form as well as the student’s personal data sheet. For elementary and secondary/subject full-time-practicum student teachers, 300 professional development points and one course voucher are issued. If teachers share the responsibility of a student, professional development points are apportioned. Supervising practitioners for early childhood full-time student teachers each receive a course voucher and 150 professional development points.
- I currently have a licensure candidate in my classroom. When will I receive my professional development certificate?
All documents will be mailed to your school’s office. Fall documents will be mailed in late December or early January. Spring documents will be mailed in late May or early June.
- I currently have a full-time student teacher in my classroom. When will I receive my professional development certificate and course voucher?
All documents will be mailed to your school’s office, addressed to the principal. Fall documents will be mailed in late December or early January. Spring documents will be mailed in late May or early June.
- I am currently supervising a student teacher. I hope to take a course and need to register before the vouchers will be mailed. What can I do?
If you need to register for your course before the vouchers are mailed, please contact Carol Nichols in the Education Department Office at 508 626 4569. She will make sure your voucher gets to the Student Services Center in time for you to register.
- I will have a licensure candidate in my classroom next semester. What are the requirements for this experience?
The request form and materials include a brief description of the placement and its requirements. Many candidates will bring a letter from the professor or a booklet including assignments. Supervising practitioners for full-time student teachers will receive a Student Teaching Handbook at the first meeting with the University supervisor.
- What are the start and end dates for the upcoming semester?
Start and end dates vary slightly between placements. Dates are listed on request materials, the licensure candidate’s customized instruction sheet, the confirmation letter sent to the host school principal at the start of the semester, and on our placement dates page.
- How many hours are required for each placement?
This information is also listed on the request materials.
- Field Study I: 36 hours
- Elementary Field Study II: 36 hours
- Secondary/Subject Field Study II: 72 hours
- Early and Elementary Field Study III: 72 hours
- Early Childhood Student Teaching
- Practicum A (kindergarten): 100 hours
- Practicum B (grade 1 or 2): 200 hours
- Elementary and Secondary/Subject Student Teaching: 300 hours