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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Benchmark III

Exit from the Clinical Experience Criteria

Application to Benchmark III is made by the teacher candidate at the beginning of the Clinical Experience, in which he or she cannot enroll until the respective Praxis: Subject Assessments Test(s) and Praxis: Principles of Learning and Teaching Test are passed. In order to successfully complete Benchmark III, the teacher candidate must meet the following requirements:

  • sign a statement indicating adherence to a Code of Professional Ethics.
  • have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75.
  • submit the e-portfolio, which will be assessed by a professional educator who has served in the community. The portfolio will present evidence that the teacher candidate has met competency in all InTASC/AU Standards. The teacher candidate must obtain a minimum rating of 3.0 “Meets Expectations” on each element of the electronic portfolio.
  • they must earn an A or a B.  The minimum observation score is 1.90 in EDU 490 - Clinical Experience . The teacher candidate must receive a final overall rating of 3.0 “Meets Expectations” on all of the ADEPT Performance Standards by the Clinical Surpervisor and the Cooperating Teacher upon the completion of the Clinical Experience placement(s) (InTASC Standards 1-10).
  • Submit the Clinical Assessment of the Teacher Candidate form completed by the Clinical Experience Cooperating Teacher and Clinical Supervisor. The teacher candidate must be assessed at the level of “Meets Expectations” on all of the InTASC standards:
    • The Learner and Learning
      • Standard 1: Learner Development
      • Standard 2: Learning Differences
      • Standard 3: Learning Environments
    • Content Knowledge
      • Standard 4: Content Knowledge
      • Standard 5: Innovative Applications of Content
    • Instructional Practice
      • Standard 6: Assessment
      • Standard 7: Planning for Instruction
      • Standard 8: Instructional Strategies
    • Professional Responsibility
      • Standard 9: Reflection and Continuous Growth
      • Standard 10: Collaboration