Instructional coaches are introduced in the senior semesters to maximize teacher candidates growth in the year-long internship experience through instructional coaching of performance. Instructional coaches become part of the candidate support team.
Instructional coaches are hired from partnering school districts to mentor teacher candidates in best practices, conduct in-class observations, and provide targeted professional development.
Multiple research measures indicate the coaching model has yielded statistically significant gains in teacher candidate edTPA performance assessment results, increases in the use of instructional practices, with potential to change the teaching effectiveness trajectory of first year teachers while leading to positive gains in teacher candidate performance and K-12 student achievement.
|Teacher Education Program||Fall 2010||Spring 2011||Fall 2011||Spring 2012||Fall 2012||Spring 2013||Fall 2013||Spring 2014||Fall 2014||Spring 2015||Fall 2015||Spring 2016|
|Birth thru Kindergarten Education|
|Family and Consumer Sciences Education|
|Foreign Languages Education|
|History/Social Studies Education|
|School Health Education|
|Middle Grades Education|
|Original Language||Current Language|
|Red||Problem Analysis||Squishy Pilot|
|Gold||Prototype Design||Formal Pilot|
|Green||Field Test and Iterative Refinement||Refinement & Expansion|
|Blue||Summative Evaluation||Scale Up|
|Purple||Component Adoption with Evaluation Monitoring||Impact and Reflective Studies|