This form is to be filled out by the student teacher's Cooperating Teacher(s) and University/TFA Clinical Supervisor (and/or CPS Mentor).
There are several sections to this form. Please make sure you complete all of the sections. Failure to complete all of the sections and questions may result in the loss of data.
Directions: Allow enough time to complete this entire survey in one sitting. Please complete this completely and click on "Submit Form" at the bottom of the screen. On the next screen, click on “Create a Printable Version” and print a hard copy when you are finished. This hard copy must be signed and submitted to the seminar instructor.
Please Note: You are able to save or bookmark your completed form by copying and saying its unique URL. After you click on "Create a Printable Version," the resulting pages will provide the unique URL for your completed form. You will be able to copy and save this unique URL to share it with the student teacher, cooperating teacher, and/or seminar instructor and to access the completed form at a later date.
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The NLU Secondary Education Student Teaching Competency Appraisal assessment instrument is an adaptation of Charlotte Danielson's Framework for Professional Practice. In this framework, Danielson explains that typical early-career teachers are likely to have a mix of 'basic' and 'proficient' components to their practice; excellent teachers with several years of experience are likely to have many 'distinguished' components; and teachers with any 'unsatisfactory' components to their practice are in immediate need of targeted professional development to improve. The Secondary Science Program equates the 'developing' and 'meets' performance levels in its competency appraisal with Danielson's "basic" and 'proficiency' performance levels, respectively.
As such, we expect that graduates from the NLU Secondary Education program will be at least 'basic' or 'developing' in all components of practice; ideally, they are also 'proficient' in or 'meeting' several components and clearly trending towards proficiency in all components. In rare instances, a student teacher may be distinguished or exceeding in some components of practice (for instance, this might be a teacher candidate who has taught for a number of years in a private school and is now seeking certification); this is possible, though highly unlikely.
As a guideline to compute a grade for student teaching, the NLU Clinical Supervisor and the Cooperating Teacher(s) should consider a candidate's performance rating as 'basic' or 'developing' in all components to have earned a 'B.' A candidate that is at least 'basic' in most components with several 'proficient' or 'meets' components has earned an 'A-.' If a candidate scores 'proficient' in a majority of components, then the grade earned is an 'A.' A student teacher that rates as 'proficient' in all components will have earned an 'A+.' If a student teacher rates as 'unsatisfactory' or 'does not meet' in any component, the grade earned is a 'C.' Moreover, the NLU student teaching seminar instructor (SEC 590 or SEC 592) should be contacted immediately for discussion about how to move forward with the candidate as an 'unsatisfactory' rating in any component is a serious concern.
NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.
Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.
Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.
Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.
Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.
Established in 1988 and located in one of the city's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to six classrooms, this location features a conference room, a computer lab with high-speed Internet access, an extensive research library and comfortable student lounges.
NLU's Milwaukee campus has a proud history of serving graduate students in education in southeastern Wisconsin. Nearly one in five certified Wisconsin teachers looks to NLU for graduate education programs – more than any other university in the state. In addition to classrooms with high-tech media equipment, the campus offers a state-of-the-art computer lab with wireless Internet access and an extensive IDS research library.