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The coordination faculty and staff communicate and work closely together to help plan and execute the Elementary Teacher Preparation Program sequence across the pre-internship and internship years. The faculty and staff also work closely with the mentor teachers in schools who support the teacher candidates' field based learning.
Our Elementary Teacher Preparation Program Secretaries maintain student records and assist the Coordination Personnel in maintaining communication among all participants in the program.
The Elementary Teacher Preparation Program Director represents the elementary program in the Teacher Education Departments' development of program and policy, which includes approaches to working with schools. The Program Director coordinates communication and curriculum development among faculty, graduate students, and mentor teachers who teach courses, and is available to talk with participants in the internship about program development, courses, personnel, policy, or other ideas they wish to discuss.
The Elementary Teacher Preparation Program Coordinators assist the Program Director in program staffing and communication with the Teacher Education Department and schools. Program coordinators also develop curriculum and organize the professional development for Field Instructors who support interns' school-based learning. They serve as the instructor of record for TE 501 and TE 502 during the internship. They are available to talk with participants in the internship about program development, courses, personnel, policy, or other ideas they wish to discuss.
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Student Affairs Office Advisors work with the coordinators to maintain communication between the TE Program and the Student Affairs Office, where student advisement and intern clearances are done. For more information about advising please visit the Student Affairs Office website or see a list of undergraduate advisors.