. This course involves fieldwork under the guidance of a mentor who has achieved certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. The mentor and student will collaboratively plan and implement a plan of professional development that will lead to the development of the NBPTS portfolio. Much of the collaborative work will occur in the school of the student, although periodic seminars will be held. A secondary focus of the course will be on the mentoring process and the essential elements in an effective mentor/student relationship.