This handbook is written and distributed to those engaged in the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater pre-clinical experiences. It is intended as a guide for students in the teacher education program, the personnel of cooperating schools, and the university faculty.
Successful completion of pre-clinical experiences fulfills Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction requirements for pre-clinical experiences preceding the student teaching experience. The Pre-Professional Block field experience also meets the direct experience component of the human relations requirement for a teaching license. Pre-clinical experiences also provide students with essential opportunities to develop systematic observation skills, to participate in a school setting, to enhance classroom instruction, and to prepare for a successful student teaching experience.
Schools in southeastern Wisconsin are selected as sites for the pre-clinical experiences. The guidance provided by school personnel is invaluable and appreciated by the students and faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
The departments involved in teacher preparation programs have identified student objectives in the categories of understanding, knowledge, skills, and dispositions to meet expectations of the UW-System and accrediting bodies. Varied assessment measures are utilized in courses and clinical experiences to evaluate student progress. In addition, the data collected serve in the on-going process of program improvement.
Tom Ganser, Director
Office of Field Experiences
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Information contained in this handbook is subject to change without notification. For the most specific, up-to-date information on any subject that is part of this handbook, contact the Office of Field Experiences in the College of Education & Professional Studies.
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater College of Education & Professional Studies is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education, the Renaissance Group, the Teacher Education Council of State Colleges and Universities, the Wisconsin Association of Colleges of Teacher Education, and the Wisconsin Improvement Program. All programs are approved by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. In addition, programs in teacher education (initial and advanced), in communicative disorders, and in school psychology are accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association, and the National Association of School Psychologists, respectively.
"The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is committed to equal opportunity in its educational programs, activities and employment policies for all persons regardless of race, color, gender, creed, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, Vietnam-era veteran status, parental status and pregnancy."
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