Education Clinical Experiences

Education clinical placements are essential experiences in teacher preparation, while internships are an excellent opportunity to jump-start your career!

They provide opportunities to work with Birth-Grade 12 students and learn from teachers across multiple disciplines. All clinical experiences are assigned and confirmed through the CEHHS Field Placement Office.

Education Practicums

Practicums are a required part of the curriculum for all students pursuing level-based teacher certification as well as other education majors such as Children & Families. These are typically 1 credit hour and must be taken concurrently with a methods course. Other field experiences may be shorter and built into the 3 credits of a lecture course. The following are 45-hour practicum experiences required of all majors/minors; also check out the Clinical Experience Handbook for a complete list:

Elementary 1-Cr Hour Practicums Include:

  • EDC 240- Psychology of Child Development
  • EDD 406/410- Strategies in Early Childhood (Early Childhood majors only)
  • EDD 467/471- Reading Instruction: Models and Methods
  • EDD 491/495- Social Studies in Elementary Grades

Secondary 1-Cr Hour Practicums Include:

  • EDC 302/304- Adolescent Development and Classroom Management
  • EDD 4xx/4xx- Methods Course in Content Area (course number depends on major and/or minor)

In order to be prepared for these practicums, students must have the proper clearances on file  including the Criminal Background Check form, Bloodborne Pathogens training, and the Video Recording Consent form. More information on these clearances and can be found below. 

Grade Band Certification

Each EXPLORATORY Experience requires 10-hours experiences in an educational context. Early in the program, students complete three exploratory courses.

Each APPRENTICESHIP requires two 7-week experiences in two grade levels. Candidates complete one 7-week experience and then flip with another teacher candidate to gain another 7-week experience. Each week, candidates commit to two days a week in the classroom, ideally consecutively, totaling 28 days across the semester.

The Internship/Student Teaching experience includes a full semester in a classroom.

Education Internships

Some Education majors require internships while it is optional in others. Please check with your advisor if you need assistance identifying the correct course.

Remember, in order to prepare for your internship, you must complete a CEHHS Internship Application by the posted deadline:
  • Fall Internships- April 1
  • Winter Internships- October 1
  • Summer Internships- April 1

Overrides for registration will be processed upon review of the application. The Field Placement Office will contact students to discuss placement details.

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