School of Education

Field Placements, Licensure, and Policies

STUDENT TEACHING FORMS 

Everyone needs to know how they will evaluate or how they will be evaluated at the start of the Student Teaching experience. The files below explain how Teaching Candidates will be evaluated by Cooperating Teachers and University Supervisors at the end of the semester. At Midterm, each tool will only contain Part 1 -- or the performance expected by national standards that are specific to each content (e.g., mathematics) or developmental (e.g, elementary) area.

 Note: The 11 files listed below are read-only files

    STUDENT TEACHING CANDIDATES

    COOPERATING TEACHERS

    MIDTERM EVALUATION FORMS

    FINAL EVALUATION FORMS

     UNIVERSITY SUPERVISORS

    SINGLE Student Teaching Evaluation Forms for University Supervisors:

      for best results, use only with FireFox or Chrome browsers

    MIDTERM and FINAL Student Teaching Evaluation Forms for University Supervisors:

      Use the links above under the "Cooperating Teachers" section


REPORTING MILEAGE

Mileage Log - UPDATED on 11/12/19 - MS Excel version (click once on the link, then click "open" & wait for it to download - it will take a minute or two). 

1/23/19: The Purdue University West Lafayette Tax Department is now requiring starting point and ending point addresses along with odometer readings for each trip. If you choose to not include odometer readings, then you must provide a Mapquest printout for each trip which shows the mileage from the starting point address to the ending point address in order to get reimbursed for your mileage. The odometer reading seems like the easier choice. The Tax Department has become very strict with their requirements and are unwilling to make exceptions

For travel beginning on or after January 1, 2019, Purdue Fort Wayne employees may use the IRS Federal rate or the State of Indiana Rate, as allowed by funding source. The lower, Purdue Fort Wayne rate, is hereby rescinded. 

Per Philip Davich in Accounting Services at Purdue Fort Wayne: If you have an office on campus, your mileage must begin and end on campus. It does not matter if you leave from home or if you return home after a visit. 

You must fill in the single line "point A" and "point B" addresses & odometer readings along with the elapsed mileage (column in gray) per line (total it at the bottom and make sure the total is correct). If you only list the visit from point A to point B, but do not list the return trip from point B back to point A, we will accept the mileage log as a one way trip and that the log has been completed properly by you; therefore, we will not verify whether or not the mileage log sheet is correct. 

** Fillable PDF Instructions: 

  1. FIRST save the form on your computer.
  2. Open the form with Adobe Reader and fill-in the information.
  3. Once the form is complete, click on the red "Save as READ-ONLY" button located on the bottom of the form.
  4. Rename the file and save.

MAC users - please do not complete the forms in "Preview Mode". This will cause the form to hide any typed responses.


STUDENT TEACHING SEMINAR & OTHER INFO

    STUDENT TEACHING SEMINARS

    Contact Dr. Terri Swim at swimt@pfw.edu if you need further information.

    Where can I find a CPR/AED certification class?

    Where can I take a Suicide Prevention training class?


EARLY CHILDHOOD PRACTICUM

    Early Childhood Education (B-5, P-3, and Elementary Dual License)

    The following are required documents by the state of Indiana for all students in an early childhood setting (Birth through PK classrooms) and must be completed before starting a field or practicum placement.

    Early Childhood Practicum Resources


LICENSURE 

LICENSURE TESTING 

In order to obtain an Indiana teaching license, you must pass licensing exams. There are 2 types of exams required: 

  1. Content exam(s) in your licensing content area(s) 
  2. Pedagogy exam in your developmental area 

INDIANA TEST ASSESSMENTS FOR EDUCATOR LICENSURE 

The following information is for Purdue University Fort Wayne teacher candidates. 

Registration and study materials for the ETS Praxis Assessment and Pedagogy exams are at ets.org/praxis/in. 

Click here for detailed information regarding: 

INDIANA TEACHER LICENSING TESTS 

LICENSING TEST GUIDES AND TUTORING 

PRESCHOOL - HIGH SCHOOL INDIANA LICENSING 

After you have completed the required course work for your education program which includes student teaching, you will graduate from Purdue University Fort Wayne with a Bachelor of Science degree. 

Upon successful graduation, passing the state required exams, and obtaining certificates in both CPR and suicide prevention, you will be ready to apply for an original Indiana license. 

Instructions on how to apply: 

About every seven to ten years, the state updates the requirements to earn an Indiana teacher license. The rules for those requirements are often referred to by the law that was enacted to update the requirements. Since August 23, 2018, the current licensing rules are referred to as REPA3. 

Please contact Jim Beard with any questions. 

 Jim Beard, M.A.
Academic Advisor and Director of Licensing