Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB) approved teacher preparation programs, including Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification programs, are required to develop a field placement plan that describes how the program will partner with school districts regarding field placement of student teachers. Programs must collaborate with districts interested in partnering with the program or in the general geographic region of the program.
Programs must consider the following goals in drafting plans:
- Consider field placement of student teachers targeting high-need subject areas (e.g., special education or English language learner) and high need geographic areas (e.g., Title I and rural schools);
- Consider highly effective mentors, evidenced by those who have received at least a level three on criteria three and six of their TPEP, and those who have received or are receiving professional development in mentoring skills.
Programs must submit their plans to PESB by July 1, 2020, and every even numbered year thereafter. We will publish each submitted plan as a PDF on this page. Please refer to the guidelines for drafting field placement plans (document) for information and submission instructions.
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