Student Teaching Application for Fall 2018

All student teaching placements are arranged through the Office of Educator Development and Clinical Practice (OEDCP). University students should NOT contact the district, school, or other education personnel for student teaching placements.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Teacher-candidate: Follow the instructions below to complete the student teaching application. Note that steps 1-6 require accessing the “Student Teaching Application” course shell in LiveText—DO NOT SEND MATERIALS VIA EMAIL. All electronic documents MUST BE READABLE; out-of-focus, distorted, or distant digital images will be returned to you for resubmission and may impact your student teaching start date. Teacher-candidates shall adhere to the Professional Code of Ethics for Kentucky School Personnel as outlined in state regulation.

  1. Submit the Student Teaching Placement Form
  2. Undergo a medical examination and TB risk assessment
  3. Initiate a Criminal Records Background Check
  4. Submit the Student Teaching Handbook Verification Form
  5. Submit the Sharing of Student Information Permission Form
  6. Submit the Eligibility to Student Teach materials
       6 a. Record of Field Experiences forms (field logs)
       6 b. KFETS Detailed Summary report; Eligibility to Student Teach Verification Form
  7. Attend mandatory student teaching orientation(s)
  1. Student Teaching Placement Form

    The Student Teaching Placement Form provides the OEDCP with detailed information necessary to arrange optimal placements for student teachers. Estimated completion time for the form is 10-15 minutes.

    Instructions: Access the link to the form in your LiveText "Student Teaching Application" course. Respond to all questions and click "Submit".

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  2. Medical Examination and TB Risk Assessment with Results (TB test must be read by medical professional)

    Kentucky state regulation requires student teachers to undergo a medical examination that includes a tuberculosis (TB) risk assessment. Dates of an examination and TB test remain valid and current for one year. The date of your last day of student teaching cannot exceed one year past the date of the medical exam and TB test. Download and print the University of Louisville Medical Examination for Admittance into Student Teaching [PDF] form, which is to be completed by your health care provider (your health care provider may substitute another form, but it should contain the same information). Be sure that the provider signs and dates the form. You must return to the provider at her/his specified time to have the TB test read, and the results must be written on the form.

    Instructions: Upload an electronic copy of the completed, signed, and dated form to the LiveText “Student Teaching Application” course.

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  3. Criminal Records Background Check

    Individual school districts’ boards of education or central offices administer criminal records checks. The fee for the service is about $35-$40 depending on the district. Criminal records checks cannot be completed until district placements are confirmed. After district placements are confirmed, download and print the Criminal Records Check Verification Form [PDF] and take it to the district for the school(s) in which you will student teach. District personnel will fingerprint you and launch a background check. Be sure to have the form signed and dated by the district administrator before you leave the site. Note that Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) does not accept background checks performed by other districts, but other districts may accept JCPS background checks. If you receive school placements in multiple districts, verify the criminal records background check requirements in each school district.

    Instructions: Upload an electronic copy of the completed, signed, and dated form to the LiveText “Student Teaching Application” course.

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  4. Student Teaching Handbook Verification Form

    Read the Student Teaching Handbook in its entirety. Then, download, print, and sign the Student Teaching Handbook Verification Form [PDF] to confirm that you have read the handbook.

    Instructions: Upload an electronic copy of the completed, signed, and dated form to the LiveText "Student Teaching Application" course.

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  5. Sharing of Student Information Permission Form
    The Sharing of Student Teacher Contact Information Permission Form [PDF] gives the OEDCP permission to provide your contact information to school districts for the purposes of recruitment/employment. You have the option of allowing or preventing the sharing of your contact information.

    Instructions: Upload an electronic copy of the completed, signed, and dated form to the LiveText "Student Teaching Application" course.

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  6. Record of Field Experiences forms, KFETS Detailed Summary, and the Eligibility to Student Teach Verification Form

    Kentucky State Regulation 16 KAR 5:040 stipulates that all candidates enrolled in student teaching after September 1, 2013 complete a minimum of 200 hours in diverse and focused field experiences prior to student teaching. The OEDCP ensures compliance with the regulation by a) requiring teacher-candidates to upload electronic copies of their "Record of Field Experiences" forms (field logs) in LiveText and by b) monitoring teacher-candidates’ self-reporting in the Kentucky Field Experience Tracking System (KFETS).

    Submission of the Eligibility to Student Teach Verification Form [PDF] attests that you have, in fact,

    6 a. uploaded electronic copies of your original, signed "Record of Field Experiences" forms (field logs) that document a minimum of 200 hours of diverse and focused field experiences, and

    6 b. reported 200 hours (minimum) of diverse and focused field experiences in KFETS

    Instructions: Upload an electronic copy of the completed, signed, and dated form to the LiveText "Student Teaching Application" course.

    6 a. Your original, signed, and dated “Record of Field Experiences” forms

    6 b. A screenshot digital photograph of your KFETS Detailed Summary report, and your completed, signed, and dated "Eligibility to Student Teach Verification Form"

    Log in to EPSB for access to KFETS

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  7. Attend Mandatory Student Teaching Orientation(s)
    You are required to attend a student teaching orientation, which is held on Reading Day A mandatory Student Teaching Orientation will be held on Reading Day. A second orientation will be scheduled with your cooperating teacher(s) and university supervisor(s). Individual programs schedule these sessions and you will be notified of the date and time.

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Professional Code of Ethics for Kentucky School Personnel

 All candidates shall adhere to the Professional Code of Ethics for Kentucky School Personnel as outlined in state regulation including, "Shall not knowingly falsify or misrepresent records of facts relating to the educator's own qualifications or those of other professionals."
Candidates will be asked to verify that the experiences documented in the Kentucky Field Experience Tracking System (FETS) monitored by the Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB) and documented in CEHD Field Experience Course submitted in LiveText are accurate. Any candidate found to have falsified information or forged required signatures will not be eligible to student teach and will be cited for academic dishonesty in compliance with University Policy.

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