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A recurring problem in university teacher education programs is the lack of connection between what teacher candidates do in coursework and what they practice in classroom field placements. This article describes the efforts of the secondary teacher education program (STEP) faculty in the College of Education and Human Sciences at South Dakota State University to redesign their coursework and field experiences into a residency program to better address the development of teacher candidates and needs of school districts. The authors reflect upon their efforts using a Communities of Practice framework. There are implications in the redesign process for teacher education programs hoping to address similar situations for the benefit of the teacher candidate, the universities, and the school districts.
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Hales, Patrick D.; Kampmann, Jennifer; and Stremmel, Andrew, "Secondary Teacher Education Program Redesign as a Community of Practice" (2018). Teaching, Learning and Leadership Faculty Publications. 19.