Dr. Kandice Porter
Department of Health Promotion
and Physical Education
Kennesaw State University
Mail Drop 0202
520 Parliament Garden Way NW
Kennesaw, GA 30144-5593
|Field Experience Overview|
|KSU Handbook for Field Experiences (PDF)|
KSU HPE Student Teaching
As described in the KSU Handbook for Field Experiences, student teaching is the capstone experience for candidates as they make the transition from teacher education student to practicing professional. For our HPE candidates, it is the culmination of a rigorous preparation program intended to promote candidates’ knowledge, skills and professional disposition, all of which contribute to their success as a future educator. Student teaching is an opportunity practice the knowledge and skills acquired in teacher training while gaining increased understanding of learner characteristics and the day-to-day facilitation of a physical education program.
We expect our candidates to demonstrate their readiness to assume the duties and responsibilities of the professional teacher. Candidates are assigned to work under the direct supervision of an HPE Collaborating Teacher and a KSU Supervisor for a period of 15 weeks, 40 hours per week. During this time, candidates accept the full responsibilities of the collaborating teacher. It is imperative that our candidates demonstrate a disposition toward collaborative professionalism among the candidate, the Collaborating Teacher and KSU supervisor. Furthermore, it should be evident that our candidates demonstrate the ability to relate to the students they are teaching and to make a positive impact upon student learning.
Collaborating Teacher Expectations
Please note that as a CT for a student teacher, you will also receive correspondence from KSU Center for Educational Placements and Partnerships (CEPP), which plays an important role in managing student teaching for all teacher education programs at KSU. You will be asked to submit an online Teacher Demographic Form early in the semester, which is used to help report qualifications and experiences of CT working with KSU to teacher accrediting agencies. Additionally, the following links may be helpful for the Student Teaching Collaborating Teacher:
Any issues that a CT has with a candidate’s performance or behaviors (i.e. attendance/tardiness, professionalism, etc.) should be brought to the attention of the KSU supervisor immediately so that the situation can be handled promptly. The KSU supervisor will assure effective communication between the candidate, CT and supervisor, and is responsible for addressing concerns raised by any of the parties involved with the student teaching experience. Please do not hesitate contacting the supervisor assigned to your candidate if you have any questions or concerns.