Professional Partnership Network

The Professional Partnership Network (PPN) is designed to give future educators extended field experiences prior to entering their own classrooms.  Candidates will partner with a mentor teacher each semester at a participating school.  The program allows candidates to spend significantly more time in the same classroom each semester, learning professional skills through immersion in authentic classroom settings.

The P-5/LBD PPN program is a three semester experience that begins in the fall of the applicant's junior year.  Candidates will submit their applications to the PPN during the spring semester of their sophomore year.  If accepted into the program, candidates will register for PPN block classes each semester.  The PPN classes are integrated into blocks to provide candidates the most effective transition between university coursework and practical application of theory in the school setting. 

During the final fall semester, candidates return to their Morehead State University campus early. Working alongside their mentor teacher, candidates learn how master teachers establish a supportive and positive learning environment for their students. Candidates may choose to spend one of their eight-week clinical practice sessions with their fall mentor teacher. 
 

Semesters are broken down as follows:

Year 3 Semester 1
  • EDEL 302   Integrating Technology into the Classroom
  • EDEM 330   Foundations of Reading
  • EDSP 367   Educational Assessment 
 
Year 3 Semester 2
  • SCI 490   Science for the Elementary Teacher
  • EDUC 482   Classroom Management and Assessment
  • EDEE 321   Teaching Math in Early Elementary Grades


Year 4 Semester 3
  • EDEE 322   Teaching Social Studies in the Early Elementary Grades
  • EDEE 323   Language Arts for Early Elementary
  • EDEE 331   Reading for Early Elementary Teachers
  • EDSP 365   Including Diverse Students
 

For more information regarding the Professional Partnership Network or for retrieving or submitting an application to the program, contact Kim Nettleton at k.nettleton@moreheadstate.edu or 606-783-5483.

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Academic Programs

  • Morehead (Residential Campus)
    150 University Blvd., Morehead, KY 40351
    1-800-585-6781
  • MSU at Ashland
    1400 College Drive, Ashland, KY 41101
    800-648-5370
  • MSU at Mt. Sterling
    3400 Indian Mound Drive, Mt. Sterling, KY 40353
    859-499-0780
  • MSU at Prestonsburg
    6 Bert Combs Drive, Prestonsburg, KY 41653
    800-648-5372
  • MSU at West Liberty
    155 University Drive, West Liberty, KY 41472
    606-743-1500
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