Academics

Admission to the Program

Admission

Admission to teacher education is required before a candidate can enroll in 300 and 400 level teacher education classes.  Teacher candidates are eligible to apply for admission to the teacher education program by meeting the following conditions:

Applications are accepted and processed throughout the year. 

LiveText

Every teacher candidate must purchase a LiveText account. LiveText is currently being used for assignment submission, artifact collection, standards integration, and student assessment in Newberry's teacher educator preparation program. LiveText is purchased at the college bookstore. The cost is $89. For assistance with LiveText contact Shelly Hatch in the Ed. Office.

Field Experience

One of the most significant experiences for teacher candidates is their exploration into actual K-12 classrooms. Teacher candidates at Newberry College are provided ample opportunities to observe successful teachers within diverse classroom settings. The Teacher Education Program requires each teacher candidate to complete a minimum of 100 hours of field experience prior to the internship.

Classrooms in which teacher candidates complete their field experiences are chosen for a variety of strengths including effective classroom management, positive rapport with students, use of technology, expertise in literacy and expertise in content area. Candidates in 200-level education courses are evaluated by Field Experience mentors using the Field Experience Evaluation Form. Candidates in 300 and 400-level courses are evaluated using the Conceptual Framework Principles. Candidates are assessed with the Dispositions for Teaching in every field experience setting and in every education course.

Internship

Teacher candidates are required to complete a semester of internship. Internship at Newberry College takes place in the senior year after completing all required coursework and after application and approval of the Teacher Education Committee. The internship normally consists of two placements at different grade levels and schools. This expanded view of career options affords teacher candidates a better-rounded glimpse into their future. During the eight weeks of teaching, the intern must meet standard in 3 of the 4 domains of ADEPT on the final evaluation in order to pass the internship. During the semester the intern completes a culminating professional portfolio centered on the NC Conceptual Framework and a unit work sample involving standards based instructional strategies. The Teacher Education Program provides close support to all interns throughout their internship. Interns meet weekly for Seminar class to exchange valuable information and insights. Interns are guided through their internship by their college supervisor and mentor teacher.

Student Resources

Internship Handbook

Conceptual Framework Booklet

Lesson Plan Rubric

Lesson Plan Template

I Keep Bookmarks- A collection of useful links for teachers. Including South Carolina Standards based resources such as Know It All, ETV Streamline, Current State Standards and many more. Username: nceducation Password: education

Other Useful Resources

 

 

Admission to the Program

Praxis