A minimum of 100 practicum hours are required prior to student teaching. The following forms are distributed in teacher education courses, each of which requires a 20-hour practicum. (These are the generic versions; course-specific versions may be distributed in class or provided on a course Moodle site.)
Principal Letter (PDF) - This letter is given by the student to the school secretary when arranging a practicum; it identifies the student as enrolled in a Lawrence teacher education course.
Teacher Letter & Practicum Signature Form (PDF) - This letter is given by the student to the mentor teacher when arranging a practicum; the signature form must be returned to the course professor by the end of week 2 of the term. For multiple placements, a separate form is required from each teacher.
Practicum Self-Assessment (PDF) - The form is used to log practicum visits, identify activities, and reflect on the practicum experience. It is completed by the student and submitted to the course professor by week 10 of the term. Practicum self-assessments are kept on file in the Education Department and included in the candidate's pre-student teaching portfolio.
Practicum Evaluation (PDF) - This form is used to certify the number of hours completed and rate the student's performance. It is completed by the mentor teacher and submitted to the course professor by week 10 of the term. Practicum evaluations are kept on file in the Education Department and included in the candidate's pre-student teaching portfolio.
Multicultural Education Practicum Evaluation (PDF) (for EDST 350) - This form is used in place of the form above. It includes additional ratings related to ethnicity, cultural diversity, and education.