Utah school districts are one of this program’s greatest resources. Because students in the distance program will be actively involved in classrooms in local school districts, this page has been designed to provide administrators with information about working with students in the Mild Moderate Distance Education program.
Practicum and Student Teaching Experiences: All students who participate in the program are required to complete two practicum experiences and one student teaching experience in USU approved settings. For students working full-time, placements will be outside of their current employment settings. The program director collaborates with the student and the employer to arrange for placements that will be the least disruptive to their teaching duties. Students who work full-time are instructed to communicate with their employer regarding this requirement. Distance education students who participate in these experiences receive supervision from local school district staff who have been trained by USU program staff. Students may also be supervised by USU faculty via webcams and web conferencing software.
On the Job Student Teaching: If you are considering hiring a student involved in the program, please contact the program director to discuss if whether this choice is in the best interest of the district and the student. For more information about student teaching on the job, click on the links below:
Support Services: Graduates of the program within each broadcast region are employed through the Mild/Moderate Program at USU to serve as site mentors to distance program students. A mentor's primary responsibility is to provide opportunities for emotional and academic support outside of class time. Site mentors also serve as the liason between the Program Director and local school district personnel. If you are interested in getting to know the site mentor for your locality, please contact Dr. Nancy Glomb at email@example.com
If you are a Utah school district administrator and have questions or comments about the program, please contact Dr. Nancy Glomb at firstname.lastname@example.org.