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Pre-Residency and Residency COVID-19

August 2, 2020

CLINICAL UPDATE - FALL 2020

(EDU 440 ONLY)

Dear Students,

We wanted to send you an update regarding clinical placements for EDU 440 for the Fall 2020 semester. We have received additional information from the surrounding school districts and have made a final decision regarding EDU 440 clinical placements.  You will be assigned a mentor teacher with whom you will work with virtually for the semester.  Regardless if your mentor teacher is preparing for online teaching or face to face instruction, your role will be to participate in a virtual role.  This means that you will not be physically reporting to a school building.  We have developed a plan that provides an enriching classroom experience while ensuring student safety.  Attached to the email sent on August 2, 2020 are the expectations for your fall clinical placement.  Please note there are two options based on how your mentor teacher is providing instruction. Option #1 is for students working with a mentor that is providing online instruction, and Option #2 is for a student whose mentor is providing face to face instruction. A placement email with your mentor teacher will be sent prior to the start of the Fall semester.

If you have any questions regarding Fall 2020 clinical placements, please contact either Dr. Prince, EDU 440 Instructor, at prince@uwp.edu or Melissa Andreoli, the Clinical Coordinator, at andreoli@uwp.edu.

July 22, 2020

CLINICAL UPDATE - FALL 2020

(EDU 300, 310, and 430)

Dear Students,

You are receiving this notification because you have registered for EDU 300, EDU 310, or EDU 430.  This communication will be sent out periodically to ensure that all students that are registered for these courses are aware of the clinical changes for the Fall 2020 semester.  Here in the Teacher Education Department we have been working diligently to try and ensure that students are provided an enriching learning experience while being mindful of health and safety precautions during this pandemic.  Unfortunately due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the difficult decision has been made to suspend clinical  placements for EDU 300, 310, & 430 for the Fall 2020 semester.  Instructors for these courses will be utilizing supplemental resources to ensure that students are having an enriching experience that prepares them for their teaching profession.  Clinical placements for the Spring 2021 semester and further communication will be provided at that time.

What does this mean?

  • If you are taking EDU 300, EDU 310, or EDU 430 in the Fall 2020 semester you will not have a clinical placement.
  • The course material will be revised and supplemented to accommodate this change.
  • This will not impact your progression through the program.
  • You will not have to make up these hours.
  • This will not impact your ability to be endorsed for licensure at the completion of the program.

If you have any questions regarding this change, please contact Melissa Andreoli, the Clinical Coordinator, at andreoli@uwp.edu.

June 22, 2020

PRE-ADMISSION CLINICAL UPDATE - FALL 2020

(EDU 100, 200, and 210)

Dear Students,

You are receiving this notification because you have registered for EDU 100, EDU 200, or EDU 210. This communication will be sent out periodically to ensure that all students that are registered for these courses are aware of the clinical changes for the Fall 2020 semester. Here in the Teacher Education Department, we have been working diligently to try and ensure that students are provided an enriching learning experience while being mindful of health and safety precautions during this pandemic.  Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the difficult decision has been made to suspend clinical hour placements for EDU 100, 200, & 210 for the Fall 2020 semester.  This will be revisited for the Spring 2021 semester and further communication will be provided at that time.

What does this mean?

  • If you are taking EDU 100, EDU 200, or EDU 210 in the Fall 2020 semester you will not have a clinical placement.
  • The course material will be revised and supplemented to accommodate this change.
  • This will not impact your progression through the program.
  • You will not have to make up these hours.
  • This will not impact your ability to be endorsed for licensure at the completion of the program.

If you have any questions regarding this change, please contact Melissa Andreoli, the Clinical Coordinator, at andreoli@uwp.edu.

March 30, 2020

PRE-RESIDENCY STUDENTS

(EDU 100, 200, 210, 300, 430, and 440)
Effective Monday, March 16, all pre-Residency clinical placements and observations will be cancelled for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester. Students should not report to their placements on or after March 16. We requested that students log any completed hours into Via if possible by March 20th.  Accommodations have been made regarding the original clinical hour requirement, and students that were unable to meet the original hour requirement for the Spring semester will not be delayed in their progression through the program. For more information on clinical placements, please contact Melissa Andreoli at andreoli@uwp.edu. 

STUDENT TEACHERS IN RESIDENCY

All student teachers in Residency should continue to follow the calendar of their district and follow the lead of their mentor teacher with regards to virtual or extended learning experiences. Programs have received guidance from DPI that “If the district has a shorter second semester than planned, the student teaching requirement will still be interpreted as having been met.  Student teachers should stay informed through their cooperating teacher and/or principal and follow their direction in regards to any alternative methods of instruction that may be used by the school during a closure.” Student teachers should follow these guidelines and remain in regular contact with their mentor teachers.

On March 22, Governor Evers issued an order suspending the edTPA requirement for educator preparation programs for the duration of the declared health emergency in Wisconsin. Candidates who have met all other requirements for licensure may be endorsed for licensure without a passing score on the edTPA. For more information on this suspension, please contact Dr. Ryan at ryand@uwp.edu. For edTPA guidance, please contact Dr. Prince at prince@uwp.edu

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