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   *Practicum, student teaching and internship experiences are full-time, school-day field experiences.
  • Practicum is available only to those students holding teacher certification in deaf education or any teacher content area.
  • Student teaching is a 15-week (minimum 7 weeks at elementary level and 7 weeks at secondary level), full-time teaching placement. Student teachers are expected to be in their deaf education classroom throughout the school day, and any additional hours as required by the mentor teacher. Student teachers should plan not to seek employment during their student teaching experience, as 100% of student attention should be focused on the student teaching experience.
  • Internship experiences are the only experience that allows non-teaching certified individuals to be paid during their pre-service teaching experience. This experience is at the discretion of the hiring school district. Texas Woman's University does not guarantee any pre-service teaching student this opportunity.

* Information on field experience sites must be turned in before being admitted to the program.  This information is confirmed and needs to be reconfirmed 1 month prior to beginning  field experiences.

Already Certified (Practicum Only)  

Student will participate in practicum only, with an on-campus Supervisor (usually an administrator of one form or another) as well as a Coordinating Teacher for whom they would work.  This will involve the Practice Based Experience form.

  • Student will register for COMS 5913 (an Independent Study for their Practicum only experience).  All Cohort B and C Deaf Ed students who will be participating in practicum must secure their own practicum site, and the approval of the TWU Deaf Education Program.
  • This department will send the appropriate forms to the students who should disseminate this material to their coordinating teachers and on-campus supervisors. They will in-turn relate this information to the university contact person, currently Dr. Tamby Allman.(The on-site supervisor will serve as the University Supervisor.)
  • This experience is handled in the COMS office only, and does not relate to the College of Professional Education.

In State-Not Certified (Student Teaching) 

  • Students who are seeking initial certification with their Master's degree and Texas Teacher Certification in Deaf Education and are taking their education courses through TWU's College of Education MUST complete the Qualifying PPR before they will be considered eligible for Student Teaching.
  • Prior to beginning the program, COMS department will call to confirm their practicum site and supervisors.
  • At the beginning of the semester BEFORE the semester students are to do their student teaching, they must file paperwork (accessible through the College of Professional Education. (example: File paperwork at the beginning of Fall semester to student teach in the Spring semester.)
  • Our department (specifically Dr. Chad Smith for those students outside the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, and Dr. Tamby Allman for students local to the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex) will send Student Teaching documents to the student, who will then disseminate among her/ his on-campus supervisor and coordinating teachers.
  • Our department (specifically Dr. Chad Smith for those students outside the Dallas- Fort Worth metroplex, and Dr. Tamby Allman for students local to the Dallas- Fort Worth metroplex) will make sure the timeliness in the student teaching handbook are followed accurately.
  • For those students outside the Dallas- Fort Worth metroplex, the on-campus supervisor will serve in the same capacity as the University Supervisor would, were the university supervisor able to visit the student themselves.
  • Texas Students: 15 week student teaching (minimum 7 weeks at elementary level and 7 weeks at secondary level)
  • Student teaching assignments inside the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex will be arranged by the College of Professional Education. 
  • It will be the responsibility of all other students to arrange student teaching in their area.

Out of State- Certified (Practicum Out of State)

* To be handled the same way as "In State-Already Certified" students.

  • Student will participate in a practicum only, with an on-campus Supervisor (usually an administrator of one form or another) as well as a Coordinating Teacher for whom they will work.  This will involve the Practice Based Experience form.
  • Student will register for COMS 5913 (an Independent Study for their Practicum only experience).  All Cohort B and C Deaf Ed students who will be participating in a practicum must secure their own practicum site, and the approval of the TWU Deaf Education Program.
  • This department will send the appropriate forms to the students who should disseminate these materials to their coordinating teachers and supervisors. They will in-turn relate information to Dr. Tamby Allman. (The on-site supervisor will serve as the University Supervisor.)
  • This experience is handled in the COMS office only, and does not relate to the College of Professional Education.

Certification Only (In State Practicum only) 

* Provided a student is already teacher certified, it will be handled in the same way as "In State- Already Certified".

  • Student will participate in a practicum only, with an on-campus Supervisor (usually an administrator of one form or another) as well as a Coordinating Teacher for whom they would work.  This will involve the Practice Based Experience form.
  • Student will register for COMS 5913 (an Independent Study for their Practicum only experience).  All Cohort B and C Deaf Ed students who will participate in practicum must secure their own practicum site, and the approval of the TWU Deaf Education Program.
  • This department will send the appropriate forms to the students who should disseminate these materials to their coordinating teachers and supervisors. They will in-turn relate information to Dr. Tamby Allman.(The on-campus supervisor will serve as the University Supervisor.)
  • This experience is handled in the COMS office only, and does not relate to the College of Professional Education.

Internship (In State) 

  • Students seeking their initial certification and wishing to use a year of compensated employment as a teacher in a D/HH classroom should contact the College of Professional Education to obtain the appropriate paperwork, and follow their guidelines. http://www.twu.edu/mat/internship.asp
  • Students must register for EDUC 5936.30 in order to receive credit for this experience.
  • Since The University is unable to visit the student themselves, the on-site supervisor will serve in the same capacity as the University Supervisor.  Copies of completed observations should also be sent to the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department, specifically Dr. Tamby Allman.  ( The on-campus supervisor will serve as the University Supervisor )
  • The on-site supervisor will serve in the same capacity as the University Supervisor would, were the university able to visit the student themselves. 

     * After completing coursework, all students must provide information regarding all state testing, certification received and employment status.  Students must also update contact information after graduation.  (This information is necessary for TWU to keep records for the Federal Government)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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