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Special Education Mentor

Guidelines for Supervisors of Student Teachers who are in their own classroom and are seeking a special education endorsement (level 3):

  • Attend initial meeting with mentor and student teacher.
  • Observe student teachers in their classroom at least 5 times.
  • Complete special education competency final evaluation; collect evaluations completed by mentor.
  • Meet with student and mentor (together if possible) periodically to discuss progress and/or problems.
  • Fulfill seminar requirement with student teacher (as determined by supervisor).
  • Provide direction/assistance with Assessment 7 Project.

 

Guidelines for Supervisors of Practicum Students who are seeking a special education endorsement (level 4):

  • Attend initial meeting with mentor and practicum student.
  • Observe practicum student in their classroom at least 3 times.
  • Complete special education competency final evaluation; collect evaluations completed by mentor.
  • Meet with student and mentor (together if possible) periodically to discuss progress and/or problems.
  • Provide direction/assistance with Assessment 7 Project.

 

Guidelines for Mentors of Student Teachers who are in their own classroom and are seeking a special education endorsement (level 3):

  • Attend initial meeting with mentor and student teacher.
  • Observe student teachers in their classroom at least 2 times.
  • Complete two special education competency final evaluations (midterm and final).
  • Meet with student periodically to discuss progress and/or problems.
  • Provide direction/assistance with Assessment 7 Project, as needed.

 

Guidelines for Mentors of Practicum Students who are seeking a special education endorsement (level 4):

  • Attend initial meeting with supervisor and practicum student.
  • Schedule observation times and observe practicum student in their classroom - the number of mentor observations will be determined by the supervisor at the initial visit.
  • Complete two special education competency final evaluations.
  • Meet with student periodically to discuss progress and/or problems.
  • Provide direction/assistance with Assessment 7 Project, as needed.