Endorsement Candidate

During the internship, endorsement candidates are expected to do the following:

  • maintain strong communication with their internship cooperating teacher, university supervisor, and instructor;¹
  • behave in a professional manner (see General Expectations);
  • complete a minimum of 90-hours of field experience during the internship (maintaining a log detailing date-hours-activities);
  • observe their cooperating teacher¹ working with English learners;
  • consult with their cooperating teacher¹ in completing the ESOL portfolio;
  • be formally observed at least twice by their university field supervisor¹ (providing the lesson plan on Taskstream at least 24 hours in advance²);
  • be formally observed at least twice by their cooperating teacher¹ [new];
  • alert their cooperating teacher, university field supervisor, and instructor of unusual circumstances and/or areas of concern that may prohibit them from successfully completing the internship (see Dealing with Concerns);
  • complete the Internship Team Evaluation² as a self-evaluation and submit it to their university field supervisor on Taskstream;²
  • complete a satisfactory ESOL Portfolio and submit it on Taskstream;²
  • receive “meets standard” or higher scores on each domain for the Internship Team Evaluation and on each indicator of the Portfolio.

¹ Candidates who are simultaneously completing student teaching may have more than one cooperating teacher and/or university field supervisor.  This section refers specifically—but not necessarily exclusively—to their cooperating teacher, university field supervisor, and instructor for the ESOL Internship.

² Candidates are expected to submit their ESOL portfolio and related forms electronically through Taskstream. If you are unable to log-in to Taskstream, please contact Sharon Sánchez-Aragón at sharon.sanchez-aragon@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-0085.

 

Cooperating Teacher

Cooperating teachers play a vital role in preparing candidates to work effectively with English learners (ELs) and bilingual students throughout their careers in education.  In this light, we ask cooperating teachers to do the following during the internship:

  • provide opportunities for your internship student to immediately engage in regular classroom routines;³
  • help answer their questions about the school and district, referring him/her to others as appropriate;
  • encourage them to observe you teaching ELs and debrief that observation;
  • discuss with them how you plan instructional units to meet the needs of ELs;
  • encourage them to gain as much practice teaching ELs as possible;
  • help them choose an appropriate language focus for the lessons in their Portfolio;
  • observe them teaching ELs, including two Formal Observations [new];
  • alert their university field supervisor and/or the ESOL endorsement program coordinator of areas of concern that may prohibit them from successfully completing the internship (see Dealing with Concerns);
  • meet with their university field supervisor to collaboratively complete the Internship Team Evaluation;
  • sign their log of internship hours when your internship student completes 90+ hours of field experience.

³ This item is only applicable to candidates completing hours in the cooperating teacher’s classroom, not to licensed teachers who are able to complete the full internship in their own class(es).

 

University Field Supervisor

University field supervisors observe endorsement candidates teaching at their internship sites.  They gain valuable information from their observations and provide an important link between OSU and the internship site.  They are expected to do the following during the internship:

  • observe each candidate teaching ELs at least twice, using the ESOL Formal Observation form in Taskstream;²
  • provide feedback for improving instruction in a constructive, encouraging, and respectful manner;
  • serve as a positive role model and ambassador for OSU and our College of Education;
  • respond to candidates’ emails and phone messages within 48 hours on school days;
  • alert the ESOL endorsement program coordinator of unusual circumstances and/or areas of concern that may prohibit a candidate from successfully completing the internship (see Dealing with Concerns);
  • meet with candidates’ cooperating teachers to collaboratively complete the Internship Team Evaluation, and input the evaluation in Taskstream;²
  • Evaluate candidates’ Portfolio Approval and Release form in Taskstream to verify the Portfolio is based on an instructional unit the candidate taught.²

² Candidates are expected to submit their ESOL internship portfolio and related forms electronically through Taskstream. If you are unable to log-in to Taskstream, please contact Sharon Sánchez-Aragón at sharon.sanchez-aragon@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-0085.

 

ED 410/510 Instructor

Internship instructors guide endorsement candidates through internship expectations with special emphasis on the portfolio.  Instructors are expected to do the following:

  • maintain a Canvas site with clear, up-to-date expectations;
  • provide feedback in a constructive, encouraging, respectful, and timely manner;
  • respond to candidates’ emails and phone messages within 48 hours on school days;
  • alert the ESOL endorsement program coordinator of unusual circumstances and/or areas of concern that may prohibit a candidate from successfully completing the internship (see Dealing with Concerns);
  • evaluate Portfolios with the ESOL portfolio scoring rubric in Taskstream;²
  • submit final grades on time.

² Candidates are expected to submit their ESOL Internship Portfolio and related forms electronically through Taskstream. If you are unable to log-in to Taskstream, please contact Sharon Sánchez-Aragón at sharon.sanchez-aragon@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-0085.

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