Write Your Own Story

CLINICAL PRACTICE SEMINAR

Section and Number: 
EDC 591
.5

The Clinical Practice Seminar accompanies the Clinical Practice Internship and meets weekly to give students the opportunity to discuss and reflect on current issues and the students’ teaching experiences. Students create a portfolio with artifacts linked to the New Jersey Professional Standards for Teachers and a written reflective statement for each standard. In addition, students keep a journal targeted at an individual child. This tool allows the student teacher to demonstrate his/her ability to assess and evaluate student needs and whether or not appropriate learning goals have been set and implemented. The seminar instructor provides evaluations and feedback on each portfolio and journal using rubrics. Career development information is also made available (resume writing,interviewing skills).