Student Timeline

Center for Professional Practice and the Life of a Towson Education Student

 

STAGE OF TOWSON CAREER

TU STUDENT MILESTONES

CONTACT WITH CPP

CPP SUPPORT TO STUDENT MILESTONES

HIGH SCHOOL

COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Attend Open House

Attend TU4U

Present and explain the College of Education (COE) programs to visiting students and their parents in collaboration with unit faculty

Educate prospective students on the Internship schedule and Criminal Background Check requirements

FRESHMAN YEAR

Education majors may inquire during the freshman year to help prepare for acceptance into one of our COE programs.

UTeach Orientations and Field Placements

Ongoing availability through phone, email and walk-in services to respond to questions and refer students to department contacts.

Review professional expectations with UTeach freshmen and ensure that students complete the Criminal Disclosure Statement which is Notarized by a CPP staff member

Facilitate UTeach placements in elementary schools

CPP Director and Assistant Director attend UTeach steering committee meetings

SOPHOMORE YEAR

Education majors may inquire during the sophomore year to help prepare for acceptance into one of our COE programs

Prepare for required Praxis tests

Complete notarized Criminal History Disclosure Form for application to professional Education program

Provide students with access to test preparation program to prepare for required Praxis CORE

Facilitate UTeach placements in middle and high schools

Criminal Disclosure Statement is Notarized by a CPP

staff member either individually or during group sessions

JUNIOR YEAR

Participate in early field experiences

Attend orientation with cohort of teacher candidates preparing for Professional Year Internships

Coordinate with unit programs to locate and confirm early field experience placement sites in local schools

Maintain database of all early field experience sites

Update and prepare accurate information to disseminate at Orientations: placement dates and expectations, TIMS applications, background checks, Professional Behavior Policy

Meet with PDS Liaisons and Supervisors

Prepare, collect, and process payment of contracts for Mentor Teachers

Act as a resource to teacher candidates for problems or questions that may arise

Collect, secure, and monitor Criminal Background Check results and notify any school system if alert is issued by Criminal Justice Information System

Collaborate with the Dean’s office and Department Chairs to bring closure to any background check concerns

SENIOR YEAR/ PROFESSIONAL YEAR

MAT INCLUDED

Participate in Professional Year Internship

Attend Recruitment fair

Attend MSDE Annual PDS Conference Receive Internship final evaluations Provide Program Feedback

Receive certification information

Graduate!!!!

Coordinate with Unit programs to confirm Professional Year placements for all interns

Prepare, update, and disseminate PDS Handbook

Collaborate with Career Center to plan and co-host the Education Recruitment Fair

Upload Intern evaluation forms and provide data to mentors and supervisors

CPP Director works with program departments to develop support plans for students as needed

Upload Intern Program Surveys and provide data to stakeholders for continuous improvement

Provide all seniors and MAT students with updated information regarding the process necessary to apply for Maryland certification

Process mentor teacher stipend paperwork for attending professional development sessions, portfolio reviews, and summer strategic planning sessions

Host PDS Site Coordinator meetings

Host annual PDS Principals’ dinner

CPP Director co-chairs and coordinates the PDS Council

Co-plan MSDE Professional Development Schools annual conference

Provide comprehensive list of graduates to Dean’s office for certification recommendation

Maintain Database of TU and School System Contacts and PDS Networks

Collect and disseminate data on students and programs for TPIP, NCATE, and MSDE reports as well as YASU/DAR