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Field Experience at EWU
Field experience is crucial for the development of teaching skills and provides our candidates with the opportunity to enter their chosen profession with the guidance and experience of a field supervisor and a mentor teacher. The time and instruction offered by a mentor teacher is greatly appreciated by our department and is a cornerstone of a teacher candidate's success in their training, with lasting impact once they have entered the field.
To provide a comphrensive and supportive environment for the teacher candidate as well as the mentor teacher, each candidate is assigned a field supervisor to work closely with them throughout their field experience until the end of student teaching. Field supervisors are responsible for observing the teacher candidate in the classroom (an increasing number of times per quarter as the teacher candidate progresses through their program). In addition, the field supervisor will complete formative and summative assessments of the teacher candidate's performance, as well as assist the teacher candidate and mentor teacher with assessments each party will complete. The field supervisor will also help to facilitate communication between the teacher candidate and mentor teacher, or the mentor teacher and the Education Department.
Mentor Teacher Guide
The Education Department has prepared a guide for mentor teachers outlining what, in general, is requested of a mentor teacher throughout a candidate's field experience. A downloadable version of this material will be available, shortly. Currently, a field supervisor can supply you with the information you will need.