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The San Mateo Union High School District recognizes the importance of student teaching and the value of participating in the process that helps educate student teachers. The district is also committed to continuing the highest standards of education for its students.

General Requirements for Student Teaching

All requests to student teach at a district school must be submitted to the school principal or designee and District Office for prior approval. There must be a Board of Trustees approved agreement between the student teacher's sponsoring university or college and the district that allows student teaching at district schools.

Student teachers must submit to the district fingerprint identification data and evidence of an examination within the past 60 days to determine that he/she is free of active tuberculosis.

All student teachers and their master teacher must have a meeting with the Principal and/or Assistant Principal prior to student teaching. The purpose of the meeting is to review expectations and guidelines.

Guidelines

The below guidelines outline the responsibilities of district staff and Student Teachers.

1. The Principal or designee shall do the following, in addition to the Principal's other required duties and responsibilities:

a. Assign the student teacher to a master teacher.

b. Coordinate with district Administration to determine the appropriate number of student teachers per site and/or grade level. This is intended to prevent students from having multiple student teachers over the course of their school day.

c. Provide the student teacher with appropriate handbooks or other materials as necessary.

d. Make classroom observations to observe the student teacher.

2. The master teacher shall do the following, in addition to the duties and responsibilities of a classroom teacher:

a. Always be present in the classroom during student teaching. If the master teacher does not follow this guideline, he or she will not be allowed to serve as a master teacher.

b. Maintain full responsibility for all classroom activities. The master teacher is responsible the students in the classroom.

c. Directly supervise the student teacher's administration of student discipline. The master teacher retains responsibility for the ultimate decisions regarding student discipline in the classroom.

d. Mentor and provide support to the student teacher.

e. Observe the student teacher and provide the student teacher with daily written or oral feedback.

f. Require the student teacher to submit in advance proposed lesson plans, assignments, tests, and assessments for the master teacher's approval or modification.

g. Assist the student teacher with lesson plans and assessment designs.

h. Ensure that the student teacher follows the district course of study.

i. Review and approve all grades preliminary assigned to students by the student teacher.

j. Provide training to the student teacher on school and classroom rules and procedures, including the emergency evacuation procedures.

k. Fulfill all duties outlined by the student teacher's college or university for master teachers, including submitting documentation and evaluations as required.

3. The student teacher shall do the following:

a. Observe school and district policies and procedures.

b. Become knowledgeable about assigned instructional materials.

c. Follow the district course of study.

d. Submit in advance to the master teacher proposed lesson plans, assignments, tests, and assessments for the master teacher's approval or modification.

e. Attend school and department meetings as required.

f. Observe district professional standards.

g. Interact with students in a mature and responsible manner.

h. Administer student discipline under the direct supervision of the master teacher. The master teacher retains responsibility for the ultimate decisions regarding student discipline in the classroom.

i. Submit student teacher information forms, with emergency contact information, to the district and school.

j. Sign in and out at the school's main office on a daily basis.

k. Be punctual and have good attendance.

l. Be familiar with and follow classroom and school rules and procedures, including the emergency evacuation procedures.

Regulation SAN MATEO UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

approved: July 31, 2014 San Mateo, California