Overview of Clinical Experiences
As part of the rigorous education teacher candidates receive in the Department of Teacher Education, many courses have “field experiences” associated with them. These field experiences require teacher candidates to spend a certain amount of time observing and working in schools. What follows is an overview of the field experiences.
1. Field experiences are a component of the following courses:
- EDTE 316 and EDTE 314
- SPED 315
- EDSC 425 (and the methods course of the subject major taken concurrently with EDSC 425)
- RDG 440
* Please note: K-12 programs have various additional hours assigned by your subject area professors.
2. Field experiences require at least the following hours in schools:
- EDTE 316 and EDTE 314: 30 hours
- SPED 315: 10 hours
- EDSC 425: 30 hours
- RDG 440: 30 hours
3. Field experience placements are arranged in the following way:
- EDTE 316 and EDTE 314: The instructors of the course make the placements.
- SPED 315: Students use placements from their EDTE 316/314 or ESCS 425. If the course is taken out of sequence with these other courses, the Secondary Education Coordinator will make the placement.
- EDSC 425: When taken concurrently with the subject major methods course, the professor of the subject major methods course makes the placement. However, the Secondary Education Coordinator will make the placement for Art, Technology Education, and TESOL, and when EDSC 425 is not taken concurrently with the subject major methods course.
- RDG 440: Students use placements from EDSC 425. When taken alone (not with EDSC 425), the Secondary Education Coordinator makes the placement.
PLEASE NOTE: Under no circumstances should students find their own placements.