College of Education and Professional Development

Professional Learning Community (P.L.C.)

What Our Students Are Saying

“Ms. C was the overall greatest cooperating teacher I have ever had during my experiences at Marshall University. She was willing to help me during my teaching experiences to improve on different techniques. I would definitely recommend her for any students. She was a great role model and I am so pleased I was able to be placed with her.”

“Mrs. P is amazing!! She never let me down and always made me feel important. She would go out of her way to accompany my schedule when coming to observe. Her door was always open whether I was wanting to share good news with her or cry from the stress of life and student teaching. She always let me know how I was doing, both the good and the bad. She helped a great deal with my confidence this semester and truly helped me grow into the teacher I am becoming. Mrs. P is a wonderful mentor and any student would be lucky to have her to guide them through their student teaching experience. I could not have asked for a better supervisor.”



Our university supervisors met for a special breakfast to celebrate the end of the semester.  Allen Messinger, student teaching supervisor, was named University Supervisor of the Semester for his commitment to his students.




Cooperating Teachers of the Week

Summer James is a 4th grade teacher at Spring Hill Elementary. She is a native of Proctorville, OH. Summer is a 2001 graduate of Marshall University with a degree in Elementary Education Multi-Subject K-8. Ms. James has two children; a son Hayden(20) who plays golf at Cedarville University and a daughter Isabella(11) who is a 6th grader at Fairland Middle School. She is currently in her 17th year teaching, and her 12th year at Spring Hill.  She is pictured with her student teacher, Hannah Landis.

Stephanie Ellis is a fifth grade teacher at Ceredo Kenova Elementary School.  She graduated from Marshall University in the Spring of 2010 and is currently in her 8th year of teaching.  Her passion is to help students become the best learners they can possibly be, while feeling cared for, loved, and respected.  When she’s not at school,  she enjoys going to church, spending time with family and friends, traveling, crafting, shopping, and spending time with her Maltese, Fluffy. She is pictured with her student teacher, Rebekah Lambert.



Previous Teachers of the Week


Handbooks, Forms, & Links


Contact Us

Name Title Email Phone Office
Kandice Rowe Director of S.C.O.P.E.S 304-696-6842 JH-226
Amanda Preece Assistant Director 304-696-3100 JH-230
Toni Ferguson Program Assistant I 304-696-3239 JH-238


2019 Student Teaching

Very Important Dates

Date Event Location
August 26 Student Teaching Orientation
August 27 First day of student teaching, placement 1
September 3 TPA Seminar, Elementary
September 5 TPA Seminar, Secondary
September 16 Professional Development, Elementary, Level II
September 24 Level II Orientation, Secondary 9 am, 2W22
September 24 Level I Orientation 1pm, BE5
September 25 Level I orientation 9am, Shawkey
September 25 TPA Seminar, all student teachers 2pm Shawkey
October 7 Level II start date
October 11 Last Day, placement 1, student teaching
October 14 First day, placement 2, student teaching
October 18 SUPER Day
December 5 Last Day of student teaching


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