Teaching future teachers: UV helps prepare student teachers for careers in education

NEW BERLIN As New York State implements the new Common Core Curriculum mandate, a new crop of teachers face new challenges and will have to develop a new approach to relay the advanced education to students and current faculty alike.

The initiative, which serves as the largest such educational reform in the country's history, aims to bring the US higher in the world wide rankings in education.

For more than 30 years, the Unadilla Valley Central School District has hosted student teaching positions. Currently, the district offers three programs for college students looking at teaching careers: hosting students from the SUNY Oneonta Mentor Community 3TL (Three Teach Learn) initiative, where pre-service teachers work with teachers in the district; helping students get their participation hours or classroom time where the college student is involved with students but has not prepared a plan for instruction; and by hosting student teacher candidates.

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