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In Block 1 of the UECH program, teacher candidates are in an infant/toddler classroom for 5-6 hours/week and spend 2-3 hours/week in a family partnership. They begin their classroom placements after attending Professional Day.

Each teacher candidate will sign a Field Experience contract for their classroom placement and is responsible for contacting their cooperating teacher immediately after Professional Day. Teacher candidates will also need to give an honorium packet to their teacher and return it to Tracy Ausmus in the Field Experience office.

Cooperating teachers evaluate the teacher candidates progress in the practicum. UECH faculty will visit the teacher candidate at their practicum.

UECH teacher candidates complete course work related to their Block 1 courses while in the school classroom. UECH faculty inform them of these assignments.

Teacher candidates must successfully complete all Block 1 course work and get an acceptable practicum evaluation from their cooperating teacher to move on to Block 2

In Block 2 of the UECH program, teacher candidates are in a family partnership in ECSE classrooms and/or with families with a child with special needs.They begin their placements after attending Professional Day.

Each teacher candidate will sign a Field Experience contract for their placement and will be responsible for contacting their cooperating teacher immediately after Professional Day. Teacher candidates will also need to give an honorium packet to their teacher and return it to Tracy Hansen in the Field Experience office.

Reflective practice is used to evaluate the teacher candidate's progress in the practicum.

UECH teacher candidates complete course work related to their Block 2 courses in their placement. UECH faculty inform teacher candidates of these assignments.

Teacher candidates must successfully complete all Block 2 course work and get an acceptable practicum evaluation from their cooperating teacher to move on to Block 3.

In Block 3 of the UECH program, teacher candidates are in a K-3 general education classroom every Friday. They begin their classroom placements after attending Professional Day.

Each teacher candidate signs a Field Experience contract for their classroom placement and is responsible for contacting their cooperating teacher immediately after Professional Day. Teacher candidates also need to give an honorium packet to their teacher and return it to Tracy Ausmus in the Field Experience office.

Teacher candidates then have a 4 week full time practicum in that same classroom. UECH faculty will let teacher candidates know about the dates for the semester. Cooperating teachers will evaluate teacher candidate's progress in the practicum. UECH faculty will visit the teacher candidate at their practicum.

UECH teacher candidates complete course work related to their Block 3 courses while in the school classroom. UECH faculty inform them of these assignments

Teacher candidates must successfully complete all Block 3 course work and get an acceptable practicum evaluation from their cooperating teacher to move on to student teaching.