The show's full cast, minus Jeff Chandler, played the same characters in the television version (with most of the scripts adapted from radio), which continued to revolve largely around Connie Brooks' daily relationships with Madison High students, colleagues, and principal. Philip Boynton was played by Robert Rockwell, who also succeeded Jeff Chandler on the radio series. The television show, sponsored by General Foods, shifted focus later in its run, moving Connie Brooks and Osgood Conklin from a public high school to an exclusive private school in the fall of 1955. It also changed the title character's romantic focus; Gene Barry was cast as physical education teacher Gene Talbot, and Connie was now the pursued instead of the pursuer, although Mr. Boynton reappeared in several episodes before the season ended.
Upon completing the program, teacher candidates will have breadth and depth in their knowledge of teaching and learning, curriculum, and assessment, consistent with the Teacher Performance Expectations (TPEs) of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC). They will be well prepared beginners, possessing the knowledge, skills, and practices necessary to construct appropriate learning environments for all children and ready to make informed and professional decisions in diverse classroom and school settings.
Part-Time and Full-Time teaching constitute the first substantial opportunity for most students to explore their qualifications as teachers and to demonstrate competency in teaching. With this in mind, it must be understood that admission to these field placements does not guarantee successful satisfaction of credential requirements.
In circumstances where the student teacher is unable to complete the field assignment successfully as outlined in the Handbook, and his/her performance indicates potential for further progress, provisions may be made for an extension of the field placement assignment. The decision for extending the assignment is made collaboratively between the University Supervisor, the Mentor Teacher, the site principal, the Placement Director and the Department Chair. In cases where disagreement exists, the Department Chair will make the final decision. 2b1af7f3a8