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Standard 3 Aspect B

Preparation programs ensure that candidates, upon completion, are ready to engage in professional practice, to adapt to a variety of professional settings, and to grow throughout their careers. Effective program practices include: consistent offering of coherent curricula; high-quality quality, diverse clinical experiences; dynamic, mutually beneficial partnerships with stakeholders; and comprehensive and transparent quality assurance processes informed by trustworthy evidence. Each aspect of the program is appropriate to its context and to the credential or degree sought.


Description of Rationale for Partnerships:
California Agricultural Education has a unique process for selecting cooperating schools and placing candidates in those schools. The California Department of Education staff develops and updates annually a list of approved cooperating schools for placing agriculture student teachers. There is an established list of criteria for schools to be placed on the approved cooperating schools list. First, the five California universities that place agriculture student teachers collaborate on selecting sites for each institution. Once sites are selected, each university contacts the schools allocated to them. Due to the small number of agriculture teachers at the schools, student teachers are often placed at a considerable distance from the home campus. For example, Fresno State often places student teachers at schools as far away as Bakersfield and Lodi and sometimes at a greater distance. In addition to following the above procedures, the Fresno State Agricultural Education Program also follows the Fresno State procedures for student teacher placement.

Description of Clinical Experiences: 
Candidates complete three field placements, the first is the Ag Ed 50 placement for undergraduate students to observe for a minimum of 45 hours and complete assignments to orient them to the teaching profession. After entering the credential program students are placed at an initial student teaching site for half a day and enrolled in a one-unit seminar that meets one day a week. Candidates during their final semester are placed at a different school site for full- time student teaching. Agriculture Specialist candidates are also enrolled in a three-unit seminar during this semester to share successes and problems and to develop strategies to improve their teaching. Cooperating master teachers complete three agriculture specialist evaluation forms and two single subject evaluation forms during this semester. They also verify the competencies that candidates meet during initial and final student teaching.

Course Title Number of Hours
AGED 50, Orientation to Agricultural Education
(early field experience requirement)
45 hours
EHD 155A, Initial Student Teaching 250 hours
EHD 155B, Final Student Teaching 560+ hours
Total Field Experience 855 hours

Partnerships Table:

Madera Unified(Madera South HS)

Number of Candidates in 2019 2
Number of Candidates in 2020 3
Number of Candidates in 2021 3
District Demographics
African-American 270
Native American 103
Asian 241
Filipino 34
Hispanic/Latino 18,937
Pacific Islander 8
White 1,062
2+ races 140
Not Reported 113
Total 20,908
% English Learner 25.8%
% Free/Reduced Meals 89.8%

Central Unified (Central West HS)

Number of Candidates in 2019 4
Number of Candidates in 2020 5
Number of Candidates in 2021 4
District Demographics
African-American 1,318
Native American 67
Asian 2,363
Filipino 141
Hispanic/Latino 9,561
Pacific Islander 30
White 1,993
2+ races 263
Not Reported 6
Total 15,742
% English Learner 13.9%
% Free/Reduced Meals 58.9%

Clovis Unified (Clovis East HS)

Number of Candidates in 2019 4
Number of Candidates in 2020 5
Number of Candidates in 2021 4
District Demographics
African-American 1,382
Native American 277
Asian 6,316
Filipino 950
Hispanic/Latino 16,755
Pacific Islander 128
White 15,500
2+ races 1,482
Not Reported 0
Total 42,790
% English Learner 4.4%
% Free/Reduced Meals 54.9%

Tulare Joint Union (Tulare HS Farm)

Number of Candidates in 2019 4
Number of Candidates in 2020 4
Number of Candidates in 2021 2
District Demographics
African-American 137
Native American 16
Asian 76
Filipino 21
Hispanic/Latino 4,452
Pacific Islander 9
White 927
2+ races 31
Not Reported 31
Total 5,700
% English Learner 10.8%
% Free/Reduced Meals 12.9%

Modesto Unified (Thomas Downey HS)

Number of Candidates in 2019 0
Number of Candidates in 2020 2
Number of Candidates in 2021 2
District Demographics
African-American 4.8
Native American 55
Asian 813
Filipino 243
Hispanic/Latino 9,655
Pacific Islander 108
White 3,488
2+ races 746
Not Reported 411
Total 15,957
% English Learner 12.9%
% Free/Reduced Meals 64.1%

Visalia Unified (Mt. Whitney, El Diamante)

Number of Candidates in 2019 5
Number of Candidates in 2020 4
Number of Candidates in 2021 5
District Demographics
African-American 397
Native American 140
Asian 1,185
Filipino 229
Hispanic/Latino 20,124
Pacific Islander 48
White 5,221
2+ races 738
Not Reported 802
Total 28,884
% English Learner 14.4%
% Free/Reduced Meals 65.9%

Kern Unified (Bakersfield-North HS, Foothill HS, Independence HS, Highland HS)

Number of Candidates in 2019 2
Number of Candidates in 2020 4
Number of Candidates in 2021 3
District Demographics
African-American 2,381
Native American 235
Asian 1,218
Filipino 511
Hispanic/Latino 29,249
Pacific Islander 133
White 7,849
2+ races 447
Not Reported 337
Total 42,370
% English Learner 8.5%
% Free/Reduced Meals 71.5%

Porterville Unified (Monache HS, Porterville HS)

Number of Candidates in 2019 1
Number of Candidates in 2020 4
Number of Candidates in 2021 1
District Demographics
African-American 45
Native American 297
Asian 205
Filipino 118
Hispanic/Latino 11,852
Pacific Islander 52
White 1,538
2+ races 148
Not Reported 117
Total 14,372
% English Learner 23.4%
% Free/Reduced Meals 85.8%

Merced Unified (Golden Valley HS, Atwater HS, El Capitan HS, Buhach Colony HS, Livingston HS)

Number of Candidates in 2019 1
Number of Candidates in 2020 7
Number of Candidates in 2021 6
District Demographics
African-American 406
Native American 50
Asian 861
Filipino 85
Hispanic/Latino 7,749
Pacific Islander 34
White 1,605
2+ races 98
Not Reported 89
Total 10,977
% English Learner 9.8%
% Free/Reduced Meals 75.9%

Selma Unified (Selma High School)

Number of Candidates in 2019 1
Number of Candidates in 2020 3
Number of Candidates in 2021 1
District Demographics
African-American 13
Native American 12
Asian 201
Filipino 3
Hispanic/Latino 5,515
Pacific Islander 8
White 283
2+ races 15
Not Reported 0
Total 6,050
% English Learner 28.1%
% Free/Reduced Meals 86.2%

Caruthers Unified (Caruthers HS)

Number of Candidates in 2019 1
Number of Candidates in 2020 1
Number of Candidates in 2021 1
District Demographics
African-American 5
Native American 8
Asian 59
Filipino 0
Hispanic/Latino 1,337
Pacific Islander 3
White 145
2+ races 11
Not Reported 0
Total 1,568
% English Learner 26.1%
% Free/Reduced Meals 90.3%

Wasco Unified (Wasco HS)

Number of Candidates in 2019 0
Number of Candidates in 2020 1
Number of Candidates in 2021 2
District Demographics
African-American 24
Native American 0
Asian 3
Filipino 1
Hispanic/Latino 1,812
Pacific Islander 0
White 80
2+ races 0
Not Reported 1
Total 1,921
% English Learner 17.3%
% Free/Reduced Meals 87.0%

Le Grand Union (LeGrand HS)

Number of Candidates in 2019 2
Number of Candidates in 2020 2
Number of Candidates in 2021 0
District Demographics
African-American 2
Native American 1
Asian 0
Filipino 1
Hispanic/Latino 483
Pacific Islander 0
White 23
2+ races 1
Not Reported 3
Total 514
% English Learner 22.2%
% Free/Reduced Meals 89.1%

Turlock Unified (Turlock HS)

Number of Candidates in 2019 2
Number of Candidates in 2020 1
Number of Candidates in 2021 2
District Demographics
African-American 278
Native American 89
Asian 775
Filipino 18
Hispanic/Latino 8,238
Pacific Islander 72
White 4,095
2+ races 184
Not Reported 176
Total 13,925
% English Learner 24.5%
% Free/Reduced Meals 53.2%

Chawanakee Unified (Minarets)

Number of Candidates in 2019 2
Number of Candidates in 2020 3
Number of Candidates in 2021 2
District Demographics
African-American 9
Native American 99
Asian 23
Filipino 0
Hispanic/Latino 350
Pacific Islander 1
White 923
2+ races 85
Not Reported 41
Total 1,531
% English Learner 1.3%
% Free/Reduced Meals 55.6%

Lemoore Union (Lemoore HS)

Number of Candidates in 2019 1
Number of Candidates in 2020 1
Number of Candidates in 2021 2
District Demographics
African-American 92
Native American 64
Asian 21
Filipino 92
Hispanic/Latino 1,379
Pacific Islander 13
White 554
2+ races 126
Not Reported 0
Total 2,341
% English Learner 7.5%
% Free/Reduced Meals 51.9%

Dinuba (Dinuba HS)

Number of Candidates in 2019 1
Number of Candidates in 2020 2
Number of Candidates in 2021 1
District Demographics
African-American 25
Native American 26
Asian 73
Filipino 48
Hispanic/Latino 6,219
Pacific Islander 4
White 245
2+ races 0
Not Reported 0
Total 6,640
% English Learner 33%
% Free/Reduced Meals 81.5%

Golden Valley Unified (Liberty HS)

Number of Candidates in 2019 1
Number of Candidates in 2020 2
Number of Candidates in 2021 2
District Demographics
African-American 704
Native American 48
Asian 402
Filipino 462
Hispanic/Latino 3,029
Pacific Islander 55
White 3,061
2+ races 394
Not Reported 67
Total 8,222
% English Learner 5.9%
% Free/Reduced Meals 25.0%

Sanger Unified (Sanger HS)

Number of Candidates in 2019 1
Number of Candidates in 2020 1
Number of Candidates in 2021 2
District Demographics
African-American 141
Native American 19
Asian 1,515
Filipino 50
Hispanic/Latino 8,775
Pacific Islander 19
White 1,554
2+ races 340
Not Reported 212
Total 12,625
% English Learner 14.4%
% Free/Reduced Meals 64.2%

Kerman Unified (Kerman HS)

Number of Candidates in 2019 1
Number of Candidates in 2020 3
Number of Candidates in 2021 3
District Demographics
African-American 27
Native American 19
Asian 231
Filipino 1
Hispanic/Latino 4,560
Pacific Islander 2
White 369
2+ races 21
Not Reported 0
Total 5,230
% English Learner 30%
% Free/Reduced Meals 90.6%

Fowler (Fowler HS)

Number of Candidates in 2019 1
Number of Candidates in 2020 2
Number of Candidates in 2021 0
District Demographics
African-American 19
Native American 7
Asian 232
Filipino 0
Hispanic/Latino 2,092
Pacific Islander 1
White 210
2+ races 20
Not Reported 1
Total 2,582
% English Learner 18.7%
% Free/Reduced Meals 71.0%

Kings Canyon Unified (Reedley HS)

Number of Candidates in 2019 1
Number of Candidates in 2020 2
Number of Candidates in 2021 2
District Demographics
African-American 18
Native American 33
Asian 59
Filipino 44
Hispanic/Latino 8,584
Pacific Islander 4
White 791
2+ races 100
Not Reported 1
Total 9,634
% English Learner 28.3%
% Free/Reduced Meals 87.2%

Sierra Unified (Sierra HS)

Number of Candidates in 2019 2
Number of Candidates in 2020 2
Number of Candidates in 2021 2
District Demographics
African-American 10
Native American 173
Asian 7
Filipino 7
Hispanic/Latino 225
Pacific Islander 0
White 735
2+ races 44
Not Reported 3
Total 1,204
% English Learner 0.91%
% Free/Reduced Meals 86.7%

Los Banos Unified (Los Banos HS)

Number of Candidates in 2019 1
Number of Candidates in 2020 1
Number of Candidates in 2021 1
District Demographics
African-American 161
Native American 37
Asian 98
Filipino 72
Hispanic/Latino 9,167
Pacific Islander 67
White 1,112
2+ races 82
Not Reported 62
Total 10,858
% English Learner 25.8%
% Free/Reduced Meals 70.0%

Ceres Unified (Central Valley)

Number of Candidates in 2019 0
Number of Candidates in 2020 0
Number of Candidates in 2021 1
District Demographics
African-American 242
Native American 54
Asian 713
Filipino 75
Hispanic/Latino 11,555
Pacific Islander 911
White 1,786
2+ races 123
Not Reported 28
Total 14,667
% English Learner 29.8%
% Free/Reduced Meals 81.5%

Kinsburg (Kingsburg HS)

Number of Candidates in 2019 1
Number of Candidates in 2020 2
Number of Candidates in 2021 2
District Demographics
African-American 1
Native American 4
Asian 29
Filipino 2
Hispanic/Latino 736
Pacific Islander 0
White 398
2+ races 21
Not Reported 0
Total 1,191
% English Learner 11.8%
% Free/Reduced Meals 59.4%

Exeter Unified (Exeter HS)

Number of Candidates in 2019 1
Number of Candidates in 2020 1
Number of Candidates in 2021 1
District Demographics
African-American 15
Native American 16
Asian 9
Filipino 6
Hispanic/Latino 1,714
Pacific Islander 2
White 861
2+ races 10
Not Reported 4
Total 2,637
% English Learner 13.5%
% Free/Reduced Meals 68.9%

Mendota Unified (Mendota HS)

Number of Candidates in 2019 0
Number of Candidates in 2020 1
Number of Candidates in 2021 1
District Demographics
African-American 4
Native American 0
Asian 24
Filipino 0
Hispanic/Latino 3,576
Pacific Islander 0
White 55
2+ races 3
Not Reported 6
Total 3,668
% English Learner 56.1%
% Free/Reduced Meals 97.2%

Firebaugh-Las Deltas Unified (Firebaugh HS)

Number of Candidates in 2019 0
Number of Candidates in 2020 2
Number of Candidates in 2021 0
District Demographics
African-American 1
Native American 0
Asian 5
Filipino 0
Hispanic/Latino 2,097
Pacific Islander 4
White 70
2+ races 1
Not Reported 0
Total 2,178
% English Learner 35.7%
% Free/Reduced Meals 90.3%

Cutler-Orosi Unified (Orosi HS)

Number of Candidates in 2019 0
Number of Candidates in 2020 1
Number of Candidates in 2021 0
District Demographics
African-American 1
Native American 5
Asian 6
Filipino 110
Hispanic/Latino 3,841
Pacific Islander 2
White 39
2+ races 1
Not Reported 2
Total 4,007
% English Learner 37.5%
% Free/Reduced Meals 94.7%

Mariposa County Unified (Mariposa HS)

Number of Candidates in 2019 0
Number of Candidates in 2020 1
Number of Candidates in 2021 0
District Demographics
African-American 8
Native American 68
Asian 16
Filipino 10
Hispanic/Latino 387
Pacific Islander 0
White 1121
2+ races 119
Not Reported 28
Total 1,757
% English Learner 5.2%
% Free/Reduced Meals 66.9%

Gustine Unified (Gustine HS)

Number of Candidates in 2019 0
Number of Candidates in 2020 0
Number of Candidates in 2021 1
District Demographics
African-American 9
Native American 7
Asian 10
Filipino 7
Hispanic/Latino 1,505
Pacific Islander 2
White 183
2+ races 24
Not Reported 18
Total 1,765
% English Learner 34.2%
% Free/Reduced Meals 81.8%

Lodi Unified (Lodi HS)

Number of Candidates in 2019 1
Number of Candidates in 2020 0
Number of Candidates in 2021 0
District Demographics
African-American 2,071
Native American 131
Asian 5,530
Filipino 1,074
Hispanic/Latino 14,307
Pacific Islander 210
White 5,735
2+ races 933
Not Reported 747
Total 30,738
% English Learner 19.1%
% Free/Reduced Meals 68.4%

Hilmar Unified (Hilmar HS)

Number of Candidates in 2019 1
Number of Candidates in 2020 0
Number of Candidates in 2021 0
District Demographics
African-American 7
Native American 17
Asian 17
Filipino 3
Hispanic/Latino 1,044
Pacific Islander 3
White 1,237
2+ races 18
Not Reported 4
Total 2,350
% English Learner 21.8%
% Free/Reduced Meals 52.5%

Ripon Unified (Ripon HS)

Number of Candidates in 2019 2
Number of Candidates in 2020 0
Number of Candidates in 2021 1
District Demographics
African-American 131
Native American 16
Asian 239
Filipino 94
Hispanic/Latino 1,625
Pacific Islander 12
White 2,163
2+ races 429
Not Reported 19
Total 4,728
% English Learner 8.7%
% Free/Reduced Meals 35.2%

Chowchilla Union (Chowchilla HS)

Number of Candidates in 2019 1
Number of Candidates in 2020 1
Number of Candidates in 2021 1
District Demographics
African-American 8
Native American 5
Asian 28
Filipino 3
Hispanic/Latino 724
Pacific Islander 1
White 307
2+ races 22
Not Reported 0
Total 1,098
% English Learner 21.1%
% Free/Reduced Meals 75.4%

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