Anyone who may have gone through jobs or any type of job would have undergone an agreement that needed to be signed. This happens before they are given the privilege of working in a company. This is also true even for teachers or student teachers. Students who have teaching careers would know that a teaching agreement can simply be called a teaching contract. Like any other contract, it works just the same, except for a teaching agreement, there are few if not some things that may differ from other types of agreements. To know more about what a student teaching agreement is, the difference it may have from other contracts, and what to do before agreeing to it, check it all out below.
A student teaching agreement serves as a contract for interns who are practicing their chosen careers. In this case, a teaching career. They are given the opportunity to practice as a teacher to heighten up their knowledge and skills. The agreement also known as a contract shows them of the rules, regulations, dates, and the basic information of the person. It also discusses the schedules, what their job is about, and the ways of being a student teacher.
In addition to that, it also gives out a bigger picture of what a teacher’s life is really like. A student teaching agreement also tackles about the salaries that they may get which is per student or per class. As well as it also tackles the consequences of breaking the rules of the school they may be working in. For some student teaching agreements, they also have to partner up with school districts as proof that this student teacher has all the necessary requirements to be working in the school they chose, and this is also for both parties to be protected.
Have you ever thought about what is in a student teacher agreement? What can a student teacher agreement look like? How different or the same is it to a company agreement? If you have thought about those questions or have said yes to these questions, you are not alone. There are different ways a student teacher agreement can be written, as well as it depends on the school or the district that allows the student teacher to work there. Without further ado, here are some things to expect when you are going to be reading or signing, or even just something you want to learn about a student teacher agreement.
A person’s general information is mostly found and mostly something in common with any type of agreement form. As this usually makes it more personal when your general information is being stated. It also helps them check if what you have written here is correct and true to your knowledge. Any other information that may be added would mostly be placed below.
Most often than not, an agreement form would also include the employee’s responsibilities within the paper. Which can also be discussed by both parties as a way to establish any common ground. For a student teacher’s agreement, there are some agreements that write the responsibilities down, while others do not. But it is also common etiquette for the one who hired you to discuss your roles regardless if they are being placed or not. Again this is to certify that both parties have complete understanding or a common ground for discussion.
To know if what you are signing is real, always check for the name of the school or the university you have applied for. Also, for some legal documents, they often place the university seal in their agreement forms. You may also check that out to see if the document is real or fake. As this is a legal document, the name and information of the school should always be present at all times.
I understand that we often get so excited with the opportunity to work as a student teacher. But take this into consideration as well. Read every single paragraph very carefully. This is to make sure you have understood your responsibilities, the rules and regulations as well as the consequences that could happen if you break their rules. Everything in the agreement form should be taken seriously.
Once you have completed filling out the form as well as reading the whole agreement form, you should find or see a signature and a date of the teacher who would be handling and helping you. This signature is very important as this seals the deal that you and the teacher and anyone who may have been present, have agreed on everything that was discussed in the document.
It is only considered confidential if another person from a different party would want to view the agreement. As long as you are employed or you have signed the agreement form, you have the right to have a copy of it.
Be professional at all times. Keep an open mind and ask questions regarding your student teacher agreement. Avoid as much as possible sugarcoating words, but watch how you formulate your thoughts as well.
The rules , regulations and the consequences of breaking them.
You are the person applying for the internship. You are as much as responsible for understanding and signing the agreement form. So before you sign it, read everything to see if you agreed to the rules.
You decide on it. Hence the reason why when there are agreement forms involved, it is always good to have to discuss it with the people in charge of your internship. That way, if you have any concerns, they can be discussed. This is also to avoid any misunderstanding on both sides.
The best thing to gain for a student teacher intern is the opportunity of learning and growing as one. For this to become a reality, one must simply apply for the schools or districts that are offering. As well as reading the agreement form before signing. Good luck to you!