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How can mentor teachers and university educators support preservice science teachers?

TJ McKenna
Todd Campbell
Victoria Schilling
UCONN Teacher Mentoring Collaborative
Published Date
April 2017



Preservice education establishes the foundation for a successful science teaching career. However, preservice teachers often experience tension between their university and school-based experiences related to the different expectations for teaching and learning across these settings. To decrease confusion and increase preparedness, mentor teachers and university educators can establish a community of practice to support the professional learning of all involved, especially related to the implementation of equitable 3D instruction and mentoring of preservice teachers.