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2019-2020 Van Loan Catalog 
2019-2020 Van Loan Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EA 560B - Practicum Experience, Part B

Practicum Experience, Part B is designed as a continuation of field work and the assessment of candidate progress. In part B candidates complete the second phase of the State required 500-hour practicum experience by demonstrating and applying their leadership knowledge and skills; setting direction, creating a professional learning culture among staff, supporting individual teacher development, and engaging families and community in improving student learning. This part of the practicum takes place in an inclusive general education setting that allows for application of acquired concepts and methodologies in the classroom under the combined supervision of a Cooperating Practitioner and the College Supervisor.
During the practicum experience it is expected that the candidate will assume the role of Special Education Administrator for a minimum of 100 hours. At least one of the formal observations required under the PPA must occur during the 100 hours a candidate assumes full responsibility of his/her role. A minimum of three regularly scheduled seminar meetings between the student, the College supervisor, and the cooperating practitioner is also required. Guidelines for the practicum are described in the Practicum handbook. The assessment of the candidate’s progress continues in Practicum Experience, Part B. This phase of assessment of the candidate is based on the Massachusetts Department of Education Professional Standards and utilizes the Performance Assessment for Leaders (PAL) process. Performance Assessment for Leaders (PAL) is aligned to the revised Professional Standards for Administrative Leadership. Each candidate must successfully complete four tasks: 1. Leadership through a Vision for High Student Achievement, 2. Instructional Leadership for a Professional Learning Culture, 3. Leadership in Observing, Assessing, and Supporting Individual Teacher Effectiveness, and 4. Leadership for Family Engagement and Community Involvement.

Credits: 2