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Ralston, Nicole; Blakely, Rachel – AILACTE Journal, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic flipped the education world on its head, affecting teachers learning how to teach online, as well as students trying to learn in a virtual world. But there is a small group of candidates in higher education who had to balance both worlds: student teachers. This qualitative case study recounts the experiences of seven…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Student Teaching, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Shultz, Ronald M. – AILACTE Journal, 2020
This article explores the experiences of seven elementary teacher candidates and their participation in varied field experiences during the last year of their teacher preparation program in response to the question: In what ways does a one-on-one tutoring practicum with an English Learner (EL) and a semester-long student teaching experience in a…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Tutoring, Practicums
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Case, Anny Fritzen; Traynor, John – AILACTE Journal, 2016
This paper describes several innovations to an early field experience emerging from a community, school, and university partnership focused on a middle school serving diverse students from low-income neighborhoods. With the primary goal of utilizing teaching candidates to provide direct academic, social, and instructional support to the middle…
Descriptors: Field Experience Programs, Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation, Middle School Students
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Bardsley, Mary Ellen; McGrath, Kathleen – AILACTE Journal, 2016
This article describes an alternative venue clinical experience that provides advanced literacy specialist candidates and preservice teacher candidates at a small liberal arts university context for advancing their roles and understanding of effective teaching. The article situates our conceptual and pedagogical understandings of teaching and…
Descriptors: Models, Preservice Teacher Education, Clinical Supervision (of Teachers), Specialists
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Willis, Dottie – AILACTE Journal, 2015
The author reflects on challenges faced by teacher educators when Kentucky's Educational Professional Standards Board mandated a new Co-Teaching model for all of the state's student teachers in 2013. This article analyzes the overwhelmingly positive responses of cooperating teachers and the experiences of teacher candidates (student teachers) with…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Team Teaching, Reflection, Program Implementation
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Merk, Hillary; Waggoner, Jacqueline; Carroll, James – AILACTE Journal, 2013
Researchers and teacher educators have given increased attention to co-teaching during the student teaching experience. Co-teaching facilitates an apprenticeship arrangement that encourages modeling of classroom practice for the candidate and a chance to implement directly what is being learned by the apprentice. The co-teaching model can be…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Student Teaching, Learning Processes, Team Teaching
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Egeland, Paul; Eckert, Jon – AILACTE Journal, 2012
In an era of specialization and standardization, what might the liberal arts offer to preservice teachers as they prepare for their participation in a demanding profession? The authors posit that teacher education programs housed in liberal arts institutions can provide rich mentoring opportunities for teacher candidates. While faculty in teacher…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Mentors
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Darragh, Janine J.; Picanco, Kathryn E.; Tully, Debbie; Henning, A. Suzie – AILACTE Journal, 2011
The current demand for teacher candidates to prove a positive impact on student achievement and work collaboratively in a field that is perennially in change has called for a new paradigm for teacher preparation, one that focuses on clinical field experiences, culturally responsive teaching and reflective, collaborative pedagogy. The co-teach…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Internship Programs, Teacher Collaboration, Student Teacher Attitudes
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Powell, Beverlee-Ann; Szlosek, Peggy; Flaherty, Thomas; Ryan, Lynne – AILACTE Journal, 2007
Preparing college supervisors/cooperating teachers to support teacher candidates' performance using standards is a challenge for teacher preparation programs. This paper will describe a professional development program collaboratively developed by representatives of the state department of education, institutions of higher education, and K-12…
Descriptors: Accountability, Cooperating Teachers, Supervisors, State Standards