The International Teacher Education Program (ITEP) is for BYU–Hawaii Teacher Education program international students returning home to complete student teaching. This is a 14-week program designed to offer international teacher candidates the opportunity to complete student teaching in their home country. Upon successful completion of the requirements, these teacher candidates receive an ITEP Teaching Certificate. This ITEP is a coordinated effort between the BYU– Hawaii teacher education faculty supervisor, the cooperating teacher, and the principal of the selected school, and a third party qualified mentor observer. In the Pacific Islands this mentor is usually the ITEP missionary couple, serving an ITEP mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
ITEP Candidates must successfully complete the following requirements:
- 14 weeks in the classroom (not including school breaks and holidays). The 14 weeks are divided into the following parts: - Weeks 1-2: Observe and help in the classroom as needed. - Weeks 3-6: Take over approximately 40% of the teaching load and classroom duties (attendance, grading, behavior, homework, etc.). - Weeks 7-9: Take over 80% of the teaching load and classroom duties. - Weeks 10-14: take over 100% of the teaching load and classroom duties.
- Five(5) formal observations using the BYU–Hawaii student teaching observation form. Observations are completed by the following people: - 2 observations by the cooperating teacher - 1 observation by the principal or vice-principal - 2 observations by the ITEP missionary couple or another designated mentor
- Five(5) reflections completed and sent to the BYU–Hawaii faculty supervisor within 48 hours of the observation.
- Midterm Evaluation Report completed by the cooperating teacher and sent to the BYU– Hawaii faculty supervisor by the student teacher.
- Final Evaluation Report completed by the cooperating teacher and sent to the BYU–Hawaii faculty supervisor by the student.
- Attendance at all faculty meetings, department meetings, school functions.
- Weekly report sent to BYU–Hawaii Faculty Supervisor on Friday of each week.
- Performance Standards Portfolio
- Analysis of Teacher Practice