CLINICAL PRACTICES

Once accepted into the program, candidates are enrolled in clinical experiences, which continue each term, culminating in a full-time student teaching experience. At the program’s conclusion, teaching candidates will have engaged in 1000-plus clinical hours.

Students in the Traditional Undergraduate (TUG) program take two years of Clinical Practice in the Teacher Education program. The first year is comprised of two part-time experiences that require 90 hours of clinical practice, each; these are termed First Year Experience I and II’. The second year is comprised of two 120-hour field experiences; these are termed ‘major’ and ‘minor’ field experiences. Prior to student teaching, candidates will have completed, minimally, 420 hours of clinical practice.