APPLICATION FOR CLINICAL PRACTICE
To apply for clinical practice, you must submit an e-portfolio in TaskStream to be evaluated by a team of at least two faculty members. The e-portfolio will be assessed in terms of the Teacher Education Program’s Conceptual Framework and Curriculum Standards. If the team determines that some competencies are not adequately met, they will recommend a plan for remediation prior to clinical practice or during clinical practice. Your application e-portfolio is due no later than the last add date in the semester prior to the semester in which you plan to do clinical practice.
Step 1. You must submit an e-portfolio in TaskStream that includes the following products and evaluations of those products:
- Research paper on contemporary issues (EDUC 321). Required score 80 or above.
- Servant leadership project (EDUC 322). May not have more than one “not met” on the rubric.
- A minimum10-lesson content Unit Plan from EDUC 406A/500, HPED 401/402, MUSC 505, OR SPED 526. Must score 80 or above on the rubric.
- Simulated lesson presentation (EDUC 407/412/413/500L, HPED 401L or MUSC 505). Required score 80 or above.
- 5-Step Formal Reflection (EDUC 406C/412/413/500, or HPED 401L/402L). Must achieve an “acceptable” or above on rubric.
Also, you must post the following on TaskStream:
- A current unofficial transcript showing a GPA of 2.75 or higher and achieving a C or better in all EDUC and SPED course work (Elementary Education and Special Education-General Curriculum have additional grade stipulations. Please see catalog).
- Official report from ETS indicating passing scores on the three (3) Praxis I tests (criterion is a 522 cumulative score, or passing scores on each of the three Praxis I test, or criterion scores on SAT or ACT).
- Signed statement on any criminal convictions or the lack thereof.
- Resume of personal and professional experiences relevant to clinical practice and teaching, (e.g. work, extracurricular experiences in high school and college, service learning, community, church, and field experiences).
Step 2. When you have posted all documents on your e-portfolio, you must complete an application giving the Teacher Education Board permission to –
- Review the portfolio and all data required for admission to student teaching.
- Secure references from all methods professors in the School of Education and two faculty in your major who have taught you and one cooperating teacher that has worked with you during a field experience.
- And submit it to your advisor/ the secretary of the School of Education.
Step 3. The School of Education faculty will examine your portfolio, test scores, and references; and recommend approval or denial of acceptance for student teaching. The Teacher Education Board will approve or deny acceptance. The decision of the Teacher Education Board will be provided to you in writing.