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2014 Student Teach / Senior Internship requirements

If you plan to Student Teach (or complete a Senior Internship) in Spring 2014 or Fall 2014, please be aware of the following REQUIREMENTS:

 

Entrance Requirements for Clinical Practice (EDUC 490/491) (Educ 770):

Professional School of Education Admission Standards:  Being accepted into the Clinical Practice indicates that the candidate has:

  • Been officially admitted to the Professional Education program at least one full semester prior to the student teaching semester.
  • Followed all procedures for student teaching as outlined on News and Announcements and/or as posted outside of the office of the Coordinator of Clinical Experiences.
  • Earned a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.50 at the end of the semester prior to student teaching.
  • Maintained a "C" or better in all education courses.
  • Received a positive recommendation from public school personnel and course instructors in the pre-student teaching block(s).
  • Received an acceptable disposition rating from instructors and supervisors in the pre-student teaching block(s).
  • Received and submitted an EXAMINEE copy of passing scores on all required parts of the Praxis II (Subject Assessments/Specialty Area Tests and Principles of Learning and Teaching Tests) BY Reading Day the semester prior to student teaching.
  • Received the recommendation of the appropriate program committee.
  • Completed the South Carolina Department of Education Application for Educator Certificate (including background check and fingerprinting) and received approval by the state of same.
  • Successfully completed ALL Education courses, except for the Clinical Practice Block of Education 487 (a two-hour course) and Education 489 (a one hour course).
  • Attended one of the two Mandatory Orientation meetings conducted by the Coordinator of Clinical Experiences (held during the Advising Period the semester prior to student teacher); and
  • Submitted a complete and thorough Student Teaching Application Packet by Reading Day the semester prior to student teaching.

 

Praxis Information:

· All Praxis II & PLT scores have to be received by Reading Day prior to the semester you plan to Student Teach.

 

  • Spring 2014- The Reading Day deadline to Student Teach in Spring 2014 is December 3, 2013 by 5pm. This means that the last scheduled Praxis exam that you can take in order for your scores to be received in the School of Education by Reading Day is September 21, 2013. Scores for you to submit with your application will be available for you to download on October 15, 2013 for Multiple Choice and October 22, 2013 for Essay.

 

  • Fall 2014- The Reading Day deadline to Student Teach in Fall 2014 is April 22, 2014 by 5pm. This means that the last scheduled Praxis exam that you can take in order for your scores to be received in the School of Education by Reading Day is March 8, 2014. Scores for you to submit with your application will be available for you to download on April 1, 2014 for Multiple Choice exam and April 8, 2014 for Essay.

 

* Remember: Your application MUST contain an official paper copy (Examinee Copy) of the scores, and we cannot accept scores verbally.*

 

· Go to: http://www.ets.org/praxis for more information.

 

*Copies of Praxis scores will no longer be made in the School of Education Office. Make sure when you receive your scores via email from ETS, you print out a copy for your own records.*

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Caroline Watts CEMC 212 or (843) 661-1470.

 

Fingerprinting:

If you are planning on Student Teaching for Fall 2014, the fingerprinting session will be held on Thursday January 30, 2014 in CEMC 212B from 11am to 4pm.

And if you are planning on Student Teaching for Spring 2015, the fingerprinting session will be held on Thursday April 3, 2014 in CEMC 212B from 11am to 4pm.

There will be a sign-up sheet in the School of Education, Room 212.  Please see Mrs. Caroline Watts, Director of Teacher Licensure.  The sign-up sheet will be available 2 weeks prior to the session. Once you have signed up for a fingerprinting session, please register at www.http://scteachers.ed.sc.gov/cert/certpdf/livescanproceduresweb.pdf . On the L-1 Enrollment website, you will sign up for a time and pay for your session. The fee for fingerprinting is $51.50.

Also, you will need to visit the South Carolina Department of Education website http://ed.sc.gov/ and fill out the online application of teacher licensure. This will need to be done BEFORE turning in your Notice of Intent. You can find the application under the “I am a Teacher” section and labeled “Educator Licensure” on the state website. Follow the application process and also pay the application fee of $105.00.

REMEMBER: You will need to bring 2 forms of identification (one must be your Social Security Card) and any print out receipts! If you have any questions about the fingerprinting process or the Application for Teacher Licensure, please contact Mrs. Watts in CEMC 212 or call her at 661-1470.

 

Notice of Intent to Student Teach:

In order to help pre-qualify a candidate for student teaching, Candidates will submit a Notice of Intent to Student Teach to Mrs. Caroline Watts (CEMC 212). This will give the office of the Coordinator of Clinical Experiences the opportunity help ensure that candidates are on track and ready to proceed.   This form is required for both student teaching (EDUC 490) and the senior internship (EDUC 491).

    Download Notice of Intent for Spring 2014

    Download Notice of Intent for Fall 2014

For candidates planning to complete his/her clinical practice (EDUC 490/491 & EDU 770) in Spring 2014:  Please download and submit the form by 5:00 pm on Friday, October 11th, 2013.

For candidates planning to complete his/her clinical practice (EDUC 490/491 & EDUC770) in Fall 2014:  Please download and submit the form by 5:00 pm on Friday, March 14th, 2014.

 

MANDATORY Clinical Practice/Student Teaching Orientation

REQUIRED for anyone wishing to complete his/her clinical practice (EDUC 490/491) and failure to attend will delay clinical practice until a subsequent semester.

For candidates planning to complete his/her clinical practice (EDUC 490/491) in Spring 2014:  The mandatory Orientation for Clinical Practice will be held on Monday, October 28th, 2013 from 3:00pm - 4:00pm in CEMC 225 OR Tuesday, October 29th, 2013 from 3:30pm - 4:30pm in CEMC 225. Attendance at one of these meetings is mandatory and a signup sheet will be available outside of the Coordinator of Clinical Experiences office (CEMC 212A) the week of October 11th. Important information will be distributed and discussed, so no late admittance will be allowed. Failure to attend will result in a candidate not meeting student teaching requirements.

For candidates planning to complete his/her Clinical Practice (EDUC 490/491) in Fall 2014:  The mandatory Orientation for Clinical Practice will be held on Monday, March 31st, 2014 from 3:00pm - 4:00pm in CEMC 225 OR Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 from 3:30pm - 4:30pm in CEMC 225. Attendance at one of these meetings is mandatory and a signup sheet will be available outside of the Coordinator of Clinical Experiences office (CEMC 212A) the week of March 14th. Important information will be distributed and discussed, so no late admittance will be allowed. Failure to attend will result in a candidate not meeting student teaching requirements.

For candidates planning to complete his/her clinical practice (EDUC 770) in Fall 2014: The mandatory Orientation for Clinical Practice will be held on Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 from 4:30pm - 5:30pm in CEMC 212B. Attendance at this meeting is mandatory. Important information will be distributed and discussed, so no late admittance will be allowed. Failure to attend will result in a candidate not meeting student teaching requirements. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Dr. Cindi Nixon at cnixon@fmarion.edu or (843) 661-1551.

Application process:

Candidates wishing to complete his/her clinical practice in Spring 2014 must submit a complete and thorough application packet on or before 5:00 pm on December 3, 2013.

Candidates wishing to complete his/her clinical practice in Fall 2014 must submit a complete and thorough application packet on or before 5:00 pm on April 22, 2014.

The application MUST include the following according to the directions discussed at one of the Mandatory Orientation Meetings:

 

Other:

If you have any questions or concerns about any of these policies and procedures, please direct them to the Coordinator of Clinical Experiences, Janey Brandis (661-1461 or at jbrandis@fmarion.edu). It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure that he/she follows and adheres to all policies.

 

Last Published: March 2, 2014 7:54 PM
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