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Lesson Planning:

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Lesson Plan Template
Lesson Plan Explained
UMF Unit-Wide Lesson Plan Rubric
Lesson Plan Supporting Materials 1
Lesson Plan Supporting Materials 2

Learning Objectives
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Lesson Plan Template – MS Word
Lesson Plan Explained – MS Word
UMF Unit-Wide Lesson Plan Rubric – MS Word

Evaluation Forms:

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Informal Observation

Formal Observation
Teacher Candidate Dispositions and Professional Expectations: In Field Setting
Practicum Exit Interview with Supervisor
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Informal Observation – MS Word
Formal Observation – MS Word
Teacher Candidate Dispositions and Professional Expectations: In Field Setting – MS Word
Practicum Exit Interview with Supervisor – MS Word

Goal Setting:

Goal Setting Format
Conversation Guide

Resources:

Common Core Teaching Standards (Maine 2012)

Practicum Requirements:

FINGERPRINTING AND CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD CHECK (CHRC):
Students entering all of our Teacher Education programs (Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education, Elementary Education, Secondary and Middle Education, Special Education, and School Health Education)  must be fingerprinted and have a Criminal History Record Check prior to their first practicum.  These checks are good for 5 years and should take students through their initial certification.
Click here for Fingerprinting and Criminal History Record Check form
PRAXIS TEST:
Students must successfully complete all 3 PRAXIS Core Academic Skills for Educators tests prior to taking Practicum.  Listed below are the passing scores for the state of Maine.

Reading 156
Writing 162
Mathematics 150

Practicum Course Descriptions:

EDU 202: Education Practicum and Seminar in K-8 Education (4 credits)

Practical experience in a public school classroom. The student spends at least six hours per week in an assigned classroom working with a mentor teacher and participates in a weekly seminar. In classrooms, the student works with individuals, small groups, and the whole class while developing professional knowledge and responsibilities. Prerequisite(s): Elementary, ECH/ECS K-3 majors, Sophomores or above and preregistration with practicum supervisors. Qualifying Praxis Core scores; Grades in EDU 125/SED 125 or ECH 150 of B- or better. Offered Fall and Spring.

EDU 224 – Practicum Field Experience and Seminar in Secondary and Middle Education (4 credits)

The Education Practicum Field Experience and Seminar is an early classroom experience for college students thinking of becoming teachers in middle and secondary schools.  By spending time in an assigned classroom and participating in seminar, students will shift their perspective from that of a student to that of a teacher.  This experience should be viewed as pre-student teaching and is designed in part to provide the college student with the opportunity to make career choices.  Practicum students work in the classroom with students on a one-to one basis, in small and large groups, and as a whole class.  The extent of involvement with each of these will depend on the needs of the teacher, the organization of the classroom, and the stage of development of the practicum student.  Practicum students have varied backgrounds and experiences.  These strengths and experiences should be utilized to enrich the learning opportunities for the students in the classroom and the practicum student. This program is a shared professional responsibility among teachers, administrators and UMF faculty to provide a professional classroom experience for college students seeking a career in teaching. Pre-requisites: EDU100, Passing of Praxis Core (Math, Writing, Reading), Completion of Maine DOE’s Criminal History Records Check, GPA 2.5, Secondary Education Major or Community Health Education Major with School Health Concentration. This course can only be taken concurrently with EDU 222, EDU 223 and SED 220 Every semester.

SED 209 – Practicum in Special Education

This practicum is designed to give special education majors experience in working with students receiving special education services in a public school setting. Working in cooperation with a mentor teacher in the school and with a university faculty member, students will accomplish a variety of instructional and professional growth activities. Prerequisite(s): B- or higher in SED 100 and passing scores on Praxis Core.  Every year. Credit: 4

EDU 389 – Advanced Practicum and Seminar in K-8 Education

Advanced Practicum and Seminar K-8 is intended to be a bridge between either EDU 202  and student teaching. Course topics include observation of self (via video) and peers, professional writing, gathering and analyzing data as a foundation for the Teacher Work Sample, lesson plan development, classroom management and assessment. Prerequisite(s): EDU 202; junior status or above; ELE, ECH, or ECS  major, Candidacy. Every year.

SED 409 – Advanced Practicum in Special Education

This advanced practicum is designed to give special education majors additional experience beyond SED 209 in working with students receiving special education services in a public school setting. Working in cooperation with a mentor teacher in the school and with a university faculty member, students will accomplish a variety of instructional and professional growth activities. Requirement for all special education majors. Prerequisite(s): Candidacy in Special Education or permission of instructor. Every year.  Credit:  4