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

Angela Nottingham grew up an “army brat”, living in Germany and several states before settling down in WV, which sparked her love of social studies. She attended Marshall University and graduated in 2005 with a BA in Elementary Education. Angela has spent her 13 year teaching career in middle school as a social studies teacher, currently teaching at Huntington Middle School. She has been married to her husband, Christopher, for just under 3 years, and they enjoy traveling, pretending to be oenophiles, and playing kickball. In the next 13 years, she hopes to finally get her Master’s degree, get her papers graded in a timely manner, and go to Fiji.

Nikki Summerfield graduated from Marshall University with a degree in elementary ed and has went on to attain a Master’s in Reading Education. She is continuing her education, focusing on autism and special needs. She is currently in her 11th year of teaching and teaches 5th grade at Culloden Elementary School. Nikki and her husband, Cory, have two dogs, Punky and Sophie. In her free time, Nikki is still working, teaching dance fitness classes and as a Younique Makeup direct seller. She also enjoys reading, gardening and babysitting for friends.

Previous Teachers of the Week

Taylor Childers

Jessica Pennington

Nate Litteral

Casey Moore

Samantha Stapelton

Allison Atkins

Larry Butcher

Amanda Hogsett

Kurt Wright

Kathy Galloway-Nutter

Gina Gooderham


Handbooks, Forms, & Links

Students Supervisors Cooperating Teachers
2017-2018 Clinical Handbook 2017-2018 University Supervisor Handbook 2017-2018 Cooperating Teacher Handbook
Responsibility Profile Supervisor Visit Log Tips for Hosting Students for Teachers
Teacher Candidate Contract University Supervisor Expectations, Level III Cooperating Teacher Guidelines, Level III
Professional Code of Conduct Travel-Authorization Form
West Virginia Department of Education Travel-Settlement Form
Level II Student Teacher Evaluation Form Cooperating Teacher Checklist
Level III Student Teacher Evaluation Form
Field Experience Descriptions and Expectations; Elementary Field Experience Descriptions and Expectations; Elementary
Field Experience Descriptions and Expectations; Secondary Field Experience Descriptions and Expectations; Secondary
Testing Center
Capstone Possible Interview Questions and Rubric
Capstone Interview PowerPoint Fall 2017
Praxis Information Bulletin
Lesson Plan
Lesson Plan Rubric
Lesson Plan Instructions
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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


2018 Student Teaching

Very Important Dates

Date Time Event Location
January 8, 2018 9:00 a.m Student Teacher Orientation BE-5
January 9, 2018 First Day, Student Teaching
January 17, 2018 2:00 p.m Seminar, Student Teaching TBD
January 24, 2018 9:00 a.m Level I Orientation BE-5
January 25, 2018 2:00 p.m Level I Orientation Shawkey
January 30, 2018 2:00 p.m Seminar, Student Teaching TBD
February 1, 2018 9:00 a.m Level II Orientation BE-5
February 6, 2018 2:00 p.m Seminar, Student Teaching TBD


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