The semester long internship of student teaching is the culminating experience in the prospective teacher’s preparation, and occurs in a school setting under the supervision of a college faculty member and mentoring classroom teacher. It is an intense, in-depth experience during which the teacher intern integrates theory and practice under the guidance of a master teacher.
The Education Program at Calvin College is based on the belief that all teachers should be responsive and transformative educators. The student teaching semester provides an opportunity for students to integrate and expand on what they have learned in the program prior to this experience, and to demonstrate their competence in achieving the program goals. Individual conferences, seminars, and assignments are designed to help students reflect on their experiences and assess their own progress throughout the semester.
Mentor Teachers - please visit the Mentor Teacher Resources page
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