The Department of Education and School Psychology is dedicated to preparing educators who demonstrate the requisite skills, knowledge and dispositions expected of professionals in the education field. The Department has the responsibility for monitoring the knowledge, skills, and professionalism of education students in order to determine readiness for student teaching and for a subsequent recommendation to the State of Ohio for licensure upon completion of the program.
The purpose of the DESP concern process is to establish mechanisms for:
The goal of this process is to assist students in their development as educators; it can also serve to provide the necessary data to assist DESP personnel to determine whether or not a student is suited for his/her program and the profession.
The information you provide will be emailed to you and the Field Placement Coordinator, who, in turn, will verify your role in the TE program. A program coordinator may contact you for further information. Please note: This concerns form does not take the place of the university procedure on managing classroom behaviors. [For more information on that university procedure, use this link]
Please use this form to verify your experience and Ohio certifications. If you have any questions regarding this information please call Ms. Lisa Sugar, the Coordinator of Department Placements, at 216.397.1714.
The observation and evaluation forms for pre-student and student teachers are below. A link to complete these forms are sent directly to the Site Supervisor/University Supervisor and Mentor/Cooperating Teachers in the fall and spring as appropriate.
One observation form is used for pre-student and student teachers in all licensure areas. Here is the link for that form: