TESS Teacher Education Student Services
What Do We Do? • Collect data • Inform students of all requirements for the Professional Education program • Serve as a knowledge hub for the Department of Education • Collaborate with faculty to improve upon student experiences at Northwest
Professional Education Handbook“The Most Important Handbook Ever” • Can also be found at http://www.nwmissouri.edu/dept/peu/studentteach/handbooks.htm • Have questions? That’s what the window in the wall is for!
Overview • Accountability statement (Page 3) • Professional Education Mileposts (Page 8) • Assessment Fees (Page 13) • C.A.S.E. system (Page 14) • Requirements for Admission to Teacher Education Program (Page 18) • Diversity Hours Forms (Page 39) • Teacher Work Sample (Page 68) • Background Checks (Will be completed in certain courses)
Accountability Statement (Page 3) • Fill out bottom portion and rip out for TESS office. • Hand in before you leave class TODAY.
Professional Education Mileposts (Page 8) • Read through those mileposts later. They are extremely important. • When to complete C-BASE and PRAXIS tests • When to apply for the Professional Education program • When to apply for student teaching • When to apply for certification
Assessment Fees (Page 13) • Course fees both Secondary and Elementary • What does the fee cover? • Examples: $9 Background checks, transportation costs for Practicum courses, 1 copy of the Professional education handbook, etc. • Courses: Practicum I & II, School & Society, Student Teaching, Observation & Activity, Elem. School Social Studies
C.A.S.E. system (Page 14) • Artifacts will be collected from certain courses. • Passwords are available in the TESS office 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a valid Bearcat ID or driver’s license. • All artifacts will need to be properly named. • Directions on page 16.
Requirements (Page 18) • Check off the courses you have taken and completed. • ACT score of 20 or 21-higher • 7 hrs below a “C” in gen ed courses Rule • Pass the C-BASE. • 2.5 GPA rule • Minimum of 45 hours completed.
Diversity Hours (Page 39) • Must complete at least 30 hours in a diverse setting for the entire program. • ALL signatures need to be filled out! • Extra copies can be found in the TESS office.
TWS (Page 68) • Review all components of TWS in your handbook. • Much of this information is on the student teaching website as well.
Background Checks • Certain Courses Require Them • Sec. Teaching Practicum I and II • Middle School Teaching Practicum I and II • Observ & Act Elem School • Tchg Rdg/LA Elem School • NOTE: These background checks are included in the $25 course fee; however fingerprinting is not included.
Any Questions, Thoughts, or Concerns? • Our Office Hours: • Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00 • Our Email: • email@example.com • Our Phone Number: • 660-562-1189 • WE ARE HERE FOR YOUR EDUCATIONAL NEEDS!!!