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.”

University Supervisor Breakfast

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

Ashley Brown is a music educator at Explorer Academy. Originally from Cross Lanes, Ashley resides in Huntington with her husband Steven with pets. Ashley is a graduate from both bachelors and masters programs here at Marshall University and has been teaching for 7 years. She is specially certified in the Orff-Schulwerk Method of Music Education. In her free time, Ashley enjoys crafting, crocheting and painting. Ashley is pictured with her student teacher, Matt Lyon.

Kelly Cartwright is a 5th grade teacher at Lavalette Elementary School. Kelly resides in Huntington with her husband, Josh, one year old daughter, Olivia, and 2 dogs. Kelly is a graduate of MU COEPD and has taught special education, 2nd, 3rd and 5th grades in 4 different schools in Wayne County. When she’s not teaching, Kelly enjoys reading, going to the park with her dogs and Netflixing. Kelly is working on a relationship-first approach in her classroom, and has seen the benefits of her students first knowing that they are loved and cared for at school. Kelly is pictured with her student teacher, Madison Smith.

Previous Teachers of the Week

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Toni Ferguson

Administrative Associate
Huntington
JH 201
304-696-2861

Amanda Preece

Assistant Director of Clinical Experiences
Huntington
JH 206
304-696-3100

Kandice Rowe

Director
Huntington
JH 205
304-696-6842

2020 Student Teaching Very Important Dates

  • 1/13/2020 – Student Teaching Orientation, BE-5
  • 1/14/2020 – First day, placement 1, student teaching
  • 1/21/2020 – Elementary TPA seminar
  • 1/23/2020 – Secondary and Related Arts TPA seminar
  • 1/29/2020 – Whole Group TPA seminar
  • 2/5/2020 – First placement midterms due
  • Week of 2/10/2020 – orientation
  • 2/13/2020 – Level II orientation
  • 2/17/2020 – Level I start date
  • 2/17/2020 – Level II (secondary) start date
  • 2/28/2020 – Last day, ST teaching, placement 1
  • 3/2/2020 – First day, placement 2, student teaching
  • 3/5/2020 – TPA Due Date
  • 3/31/2020-4/2/2020 – Presentations
  • 4/23/2020 – Last Day, Student Teaching
  • 5/1/2020 – Level I and Level II final completion date
  • 5/1/2020 – COEPD Undergraduate Ceremony
  • 5/2/2020 – MU Graduation
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