Roles & Responsibilities EDUC 315 – Sec

The Practicum Triad

While the eventual success of a teacher candidate may not depend upon it, it is safe to say that the most important factor in a positive and productive practicum is a collegial relationship among all members of the Practicum Triad.

The triad consists of:

  • The school advisor(s)
  • The faculty advisor
  • The teacher candidate

All of the members of this triad have inter-related but distinct roles. Specific roles for each member of the triad during the two-week practicum experience are as follows. (More detailed information can be found in the BEd Practicum Guidelines.)

School advisor(s):

  • Finalize a proper load of classes for your teacher candidate;
  • Provide support, encouragement, and practice;
  • Provide regular observations and give appropriate feedback;
  • Participate in all required triad meetings; and
  • Complete the EDUC 315 School Orientation Practicum Form, due at the Teacher Education Office at the end of the two-week practicum (or in some cases after the conclusion of the one-day-a-week school visits).

Faculty advisor:

  • Provide support and guidance to other triad members;
  • Provide regular observations and appropriate feedback;
  • Arrange for cross check observations if needed; and
  • Coordinate the completion of the EDUC 315 School Orientation Practicum Form (above) with the school advisor(s).

Teacher candidate:

  • Prepare adequately for all courses/units taught;
  • Participate in all triad meetings;
  • Act as a liaison (if needed) between the school advisor(s) and the faculty advisor;
  • Reflect appropriately on practice;
  • Respond appropriately to all feedback received by advisors; and
  • Fully understand what needs to be prepared before the beginning of the extended practicum.