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Science Teacher Preparation

Information, Forms, Resources (for current students)

Information for All Master's Students
 

NYS Certification:
Requirements
NYS Certification Materials and Schedule
 

Frameworks and Standards:
Teaching & Curriculum Framework
Warner School Target Proficiencies for Teachers Candidates
NSTA Standards for Teachers Candidates
 

Handbooks:
Student Teaching Handbook


Key Assessments/Milestones:
Note to Evaluators
Additional Inclusion Assessments for Students Seeking Dual Certification in Teaching Students with Disabilities
 

Assessment When Required for First Certification Required for Additional Certification Required for Professional Cert. Only
Admissions Content Preparation Review:
Biology Chemistry Physics Earth Science
Admission

X

X

X

Field Experiences Evaluation Form EDF416S or EDF417S

X

X

 

Student Teaching First Evaluation Form EDF418S or EDF419S

X

 

 

Student Teaching Second Evaluation Form EDF420S or EDF421S

X

 

 

Lesson Plan Evaluation Form and Guidelines EDU434

X

X

X

Science Teaching Reflection Form EDU434

X

X

X

Innovative Unit Guidelines and Rubric EDU448

X

X

X

Science Knowledge Paper Guidelines and Rubric EDU474A

X

X

X

Safety Audit Guidelines, Checklist and Rubric EDU474C

X

X

X

Comprehensive Portfolio  Guidelines, Deadlines, Worksheet and Rubric Before Graduation

X

 

 

Master's Essay Before Graduation

 

Only if Seeking MS Degree

X

 

First Certification: Students seeking their very first teaching certification and pursuing Initial and Professional certification simultaneously

Additional Certification: Students who are seeking Initial and Professional certification in THIS area, but already have another teaching certification in a different area

Professional Certification Only: Students who have obtained initial teaching certification in the SAME area through an undergraduate degree and are seeking professional certification in that area (possibly with extension to other grades and/or inclusive classrooms)

Admissions Content Preparation Review: self-assessment of content preparation, to be reviewed and finalized at the admission interview with the faculty interviewer; to be filled in by the applicant prior to their admissions interview


Field Experiences Evaluation: evaluation form to be completed at the end of each field experience by the cooperating teacher, the university supervisor and the faculty supervisor

Student Teaching Evaluation: evaluation form to be completed at the end of each student teaching placement by the cooperating teacher, the university supervisor and the faculty supervisor

Lesson Plan: assignment to be completed in the first “methods” course; rubrics to be filled in by the candidate and the course instructor

Innovative Unit: assignment to be completed during the second “methods” course (literacy methods for elementary and early childhood candidates); rubrics to be filled in by the candidate and the course instructor

Comprehensive Portfolio: Master’s degree program culminating assessment for all candidates seeking their first initial teaching certification; rubrics to be filled by the advisor and another faculty member (assigned by T&C Chair)

Master’s Essay: Master’s degree program culminating assessment for all candidates other than those seeking their first initial teaching certification; rubrics to be filled by the advisor and another faculty member (assigned by T&C Chair)

Disciplinary Knowledge Paper: assignment to be completed in the first science methods course; rubrics to be filled in by candidate and instructor

Safety Audit: assignment to be completed in the second science methods course; rubrics to be filled in by candidate and instructor