Information for Clinical Educators
Clinical educators are critical to the professional development of teacher candidates. By engaging in a partnership with us, you help our teacher candidates apply what they learn in their University courses and promote the development of their professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions.
Characteristics of Clinical Educators
Click here to view the characteristics of clinical educators who work with University of Delaware student teachers. We are always interested in working with new clinical educators who are eager to help teacher candidates on their journey to becoming a teacher!
Professional Development-Clinical Educators
Elementary Teacher Education and Early Childhood Education Clinical Educators are now required to complete professional development training each of which earns two clock hours. These include several one-time PD activities which can be faciliated on-site by the Field Instructor or complete online:
- UD Mentor PD
- UD Capstone Evaluation PD
- Online General Student Teaching Overview
- Coteaching Launch
- Coteaching Pairs Workshop (each time you host a Teacher Candidate).
Field instructors (supervisors) partner with clinical educators to support UD teacher candidates. A field instructor will contact you early in the student teaching experience. This person is an important liaison between you and the University.
Student Teacher Evaluation
Click here to find the Teacher Candidate Capstone Clinical Experience Evaluation and supporting materials. You will login into Taskstream to complete the evaluation and follow the steps below. Click here for resources on how to use Taskstream and the contact information for support. The Office of Clinical Studies will pay your honorarium upon receipt of the completed evaluation.
- Log into your Taskstream account at www.taskstream.com.
- Click on your Program DRF on the home page (e.g., 2016 Fall – Elementary).
- You can find your teacher candidate(s) by clicking on the orange “Continue” button at the bottom of the screen OR typing in his/her last name in search box and click the orange “Search”
- Click on the orange “Evaluate” Button in Capstone column under Clinical Educator.
- Click on the green “Evaluate/Score Work” button.
- Complete each section.
- At the bottom, select “Record as final and release evaluation to author now” and click the orange “Submit Evaluation Now” when you are ready to submit. There is also an option at the bottom to “Save Draft”. Please note that the author is the teacher candidate.
- Complete the W-9 Form for Direct Deposit for hosting UD teacher candidate.
If your candidate exhibits behaviors inconsistent with the eight dispositions, please complete the Professional Dispositions of Effective Educators – Evaluator Form and submit it to the candidate’s field instructor (supervisor). The field instructor will then share the form with the candidate’s program coordinator.
If you have any questions or concerns about a placement, please feel free to contact the Office of Clinical Studies staff member listed below at (302) 831-6778 or via email.