Tag Archives: 2011

Spring 2012 Practicum Deadline Soon!

October 1st is right around the corner and if you are planning to do your practicum this spring 2012, please be advised the deadline for your applications is October 1, 2011. Graduation applications will also be due October 1, 2011. While you do not need to bring me your practicum application, I do need to review your graduation application prior to submission to your academic department (Teacher Ed, Ed Leadership, Kinesiology, etc.). Scheduling an appointment is easy, and can be made here:

There are several questions that have come up that may cause confusion for students applying and completing practicum. Please review the following:

It is important that you complete every part of the applications. We will not process your application until you to return complete any missing parts of your applications. If you are in doubt PLEASE ask me.

  1. You MUST become familiar with the portfolio requirements which can be found here:
  2. Please make sure you are checking your e-mail daily multiple times, and responding in a timely manner. Everyone coordinating practicum must be able to contact you quickly without delay if any issues arise.
  3. You must get/remain in the habit of checking for announcements on the Teacher Education website. “I did not know” or “I forgot to check my e-mail” will not be accepted for not following instructions, missing deadlines, meetings, etc.
  4. You MUSTcomplete the background investigation questionnaire and release form EVEN if you completed one when you first entered the program or last semester.
  5. Your tort liability insurance must be valid the entire time you are in practicum. No exceptions.
  6. If you are not employed in the school system at the time of practicum application submission, then you must indicate on your application that you are requesting a placement when filling out the practicum application. If you are later hired you must contact Kelly Farmer ( ASAP!
  7. 300 field hours in 3 settings must be completed and submitted to Andre Goodman (UH383) by December 1, 2011. You will be pulled from practicum if you have not satisfied this requirement.
  8. Many have asked if you need to attach your GACE scores or registration to the application even if you have already sent them in. The answer is YES. You should be able to download proof off of the PSC website.
  9. GPA must remain at a 3.0 or higher at all times.

Graduation Application Submission Process:

  1. Student fills out application
  2. Student has adviser sign application
  3. Student turns in application to academic department (Teacher Ed, Ed Leadership, Kinesiology, etc.).
  4. When called, student picks application up and takes to business office to pay graduation fee and have them to sign application.
  5. Student turns in application to registrar office.

Practicum Application Submission Process:

  1. Student fills out application
  2. Contacts advisers if any questions come up
  3. Student submits application to academic department (Teacher Ed, Ed Leadership, Kinesiology, etc.).

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Field Experience Placement Meeting

Field Experience Placement Meeting ( will be August 18th in University Hall 170 at 5:00 PM. Please be in attendance if you desire to be placed in a school this fall to gain field experience hours.

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Posted by on July 21, 2011 in Field Experience


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MAT Practicum Teacher Candidate Mandatory Meeting.

Applies only if you submitted your practicum &graduation application for fall 2011.

MAT Practicum Teacher Candidate *Mandatory Meeting*

When: Thursday, April 28th, 2011 4:30pm – 6:00pm

Where: University Hall Room 170

Who:  MAT FALL 2011 Practicum Students and ASU Supervisors

Topic: EDTD 6910/SPED 6013 Course Description & Requirements

***Note: You will not be able to register for EDTD 6910, or SPED 6013 until the August 3rd -5th registration dates. You should pre-register for any additional required classes during the regular registration week of April 11th -15th.



  1. Sign In – Attendance Sheet – This is a mandatory meeting for all MAT Students applying for Fall Practicum!
  2. Overview of Course Requirements
  3. Livetext Expectations
  4. E-Portfolio/ISL Requirements
  5. Certification Overview
  6. Meet & Greet ASU Supervisors


***Bring a copy of the updated Syllabi***

EDTD 6910 found on the Teacher Education Website-

SPED 6013 found on Education Leadership Website-

(The syllabi will be updated by the end of April shortly before the meeting.)


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Academic Advisement:

Andre D. Goodman
Academic Adviser, University Hall 383

Need to make an advising appointment?

Registration Help

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Posted by on March 15, 2011 in Uncategorized


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Can more classroom time improve student learning?

Can more classroom time improve student learning?
Educators at a K-12 charter school in the Los Angeles area say an expanded school calendar has helped boost student test scores and improved attendance and graduation rates. Supporters say such calendars are especially beneficial for low-income students, who may lack other academic and cultural opportunities. Others say the benefits of extended classroom time are dependent on whether the time is used for high-quality teaching and programming. Los Angeles Times

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Posted by on March 15, 2011 in Education News, News


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Recess before lunch benefits students.

A Denver-area school district schedules recess before lunch in some elementary schools to help improve student health. The schedule allows students to play first, then return to lunch and class calmer and ready to learn. “Our decisions are always driven by what is best for our kids, and we just have found that this is a better circumstance for our students,” said John Gutierrez, principal at Cougar Run Elementary School. The Denver Post


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Impacting Student Learning Conference

MAT students, be sure to register & attend the  ASU Partner School Network Impacting Student Learning Conference, March 19, 2011, 8:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m.  The online registration will be active through Wednesday, 3/16.  Lunch will be provided for pre-registered attendees.  However, on-sight registration (without lunch) will also be provided.

ISL Conference Schedule

A quick online registration link is on our website OR

at http://www.aug./teacher_development/welcome.html

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Posted by on March 7, 2011 in Registration, Workshops


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