Office of Educator Development and Clinical Practice (OEDCP)

For Students at
Pre-Professional Phase
Enrolled in EDTP 201, EDTP 107,
or other pre-requisite course(s)

About EDTP 201

The Teaching Profession
Introduction to the basic principles of human development and learning as applied to home and school settings of children from birth to adolescence.
Field placement hours: 18 (9 hours in a school/educational setting across two sessions). Satisfies a general education requirement.

About EDTP 107

Human Development & Learning
Provides opportunities to survey the field of education through the study of educational theories, field experiences, and evaluation of education as a career. Some fieldwork required during class hours.
Field placement hours: 15 (7 hours in a school/educational setting across two sessions; 1 hour at the early Learning Campus).

Relevant Materials

Volunteer records check

Professional Code of Ethics for Kentucky School Certified Personnel

Sample email for correspondence with mentor teachers

Record of Field Experiences log sheet

CEHD Dispositions Assessment Rubric

Dispositions Assessment Companion Document

Kentucky Field Experience Tracking System (KFETS)

State Regulation 16 KAR 5:040 governs admission, placement, and supervision in student teaching and stipulates that all candidates electronically document 200 hours of fieldwork prior to student teaching. The Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB) has developed an online system, the Kentucky Field Experience Tracking System (KFETS) for candidates enrolled in any course with a field experience component.
Teacher candidates are ultimately responsible for completing and reporting their field hours in KFETS.

Set up your EPSB Account

KFETS Tutorial

Kentucky Test Requirements for Entrance to Educator Preparation Programs

 
For Cooperating &
Mentor Teachers

Cooperating Teachers
(P-12 teachers hosting Student Teachers)

The Role of the Cooperating Teacher

Steps to Completing a Formal Teaching Observation in Clinical Practice

Assessment Guides, Templates, and Rubrics is a resource page with links to teaching and assessment documents and Kentucky state teacher educator websites.

Process for submitting electronic assessments of student teachers

Cooperating Teachers will receive links via email from "OEDCP Account" to assess the student teacher’s lesson plan, observed teaching, post-lesson reflection, and dispositions. There will be one assessment per placement or one assessment at midterm and final if the student teacher remains at the same site throughout the semester.

Student Teaching Handbook

Cooperating Teacher Payment Program and Training

UofL Tuition Benefit

Payment forms for Cooperating Teachers

JCPS Cooperating Teachers only

Please set up a Cooperating Teacher profile at https://apps.jefferson.kyschools.us/StudentTeachers. Click on the "JCPS Employees Serving as Mentoring Teachers" tab and follow the prompts.

Mentor Teachers
(P-12 teachers hosting Methods-level students)

Checklist for Mentor Teachers

Assessment Guides, Templates, and Rubrics is a resource page with links to teaching and assessment documents and Kentucky state teacher educator websites.

Field handbooks

Kentucky Teacher Performance Standards

Record of Field Experiences log sheet

For Professional-Phase
Teacher Candidates
Admitted to a Teacher Preparation Program, enrolled in Early Professional, Practicum, or Content Methods courses

Field handbooks

Kentucky Teacher Performance Standards

Assessment Guides, Templates, and Rubrics is a resource page with links to documents and Kentucky state teacher educator websites. The page includes:

  • Introductory materials for fieldwork
  • Program-specific templates and rubrics
  • Additional resources for field and clinical coursework

Kentucky Field Documentation--KFETS

Set up your EPSB Account

KFETS Tutorial

Record of Field Experiences log sheet

Student Teaching Application

Upon notification, teacher candidates will complete the student teaching application in the semester immediately preceding the clinical semester. Components of the application will be accessible to on-track teacher candidates in LiveText. Access the Student Teaching Application webpage for detailed information.

 
For University Supervisors
For Clinical-Phase
Teacher Candidates
Teacher Candidates enrolled in
Student Teaching courses

Student Teaching Application webpage

Student Teaching Handbook

Kentucky Teacher Performance Standards

Assessment Guides, Templates, and Rubrics is a resource page with links to documents and Kentucky state teacher educator websites. The page includes:

  • Introductory materials for fieldwork
  • Program-specific templates and rubrics
  • Additional resources for field and clinical coursework

Self-Assessment of Dispositions

Student teachers will complete a Self-Assessment of Dispositions in LiveText at midterm and close of semester. An email notification will be sent to students when the assessment is available under LiveText Forms.

Graduation/Degree Application (log in to ULink)

Kentucky Teaching License Initial Certification

Kentucky Test Requirements for Certification Areas

 
About the OEDCP
Field and Clinical Partnerships, School District Information, Educator Opportunities, and Special Events