When a problem in the field persists, a written plan of action must be developed. Prior to completing the official “Action Plan”, the University Coordinator or Cooperating Teacher may:
Conduct formal and informal visits to the assigned classrooms/schools to observe and assess the Teacher Candidate’s work based on identified criteria
Document and discuss identified strengths and areas of growth for the Teacher Candidate
Share observed strengths and needs with the Teacher Candidate and allow for a period of attempted improvements.
If growth is not demonstrated, a written Action Plan should be submitted. The Action Plan is a standardized CCE form and can be found ____________. The development of an Action Plan includes the following steps:
1. Communicate the need for an Action Plan to the appropriate CCE contact, enlisting support and guidance as necessary, and sharing history of the issue and previous interventions, if any.
Student Teaching Action Plans should be directed to the Director of Clinical Experiences.
Pre-Student Teaching Action Plans should be directed to the Coordinator of Clinical Experiences.
2. Develop a written Action Plan with input from the Teacher Candidate and Cooperating Teacher identifying the concern(s), the goal(s) for improvement, a defined timeline for improvements including a deadline for review, and specific action steps needed to achieve the stated goal.
3. Submit a signed Action Plan to The Center for Clinical Experiences, and provide copies of the signed plan to the Cooperating Teacher, Teacher Candidate, and appropriate CCE contact (see #1).
4. Clinical Faculty shall evaluate the Teacher Candidate’s progress by documenting actions taken and noting whether the goal has or has not been completed by the deadline.
Teacher Candidates who have a valid concern relating to their placement or evaluation by their University Coordinator should contact the Director of Clinical Experiences or Coordinator of Clinical Experiences.