Students who plan to student teach in Spring 2015 or Fall 2015
2015 Student Teach / Senior Internship requirements
If you plan to Student Teach (or complete a Senior Internship) in Spring 2015 or Fall 2015, please be aware of the following REQUIREMENTS:
Entrance Requirements for Clinical Practice (EDUC 490/491 or EDUC 770):
Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014, from 4-5, there is a MANDATORY meeting for MAT-LD (EDUC 770) teacher candidates who plan to student teach in Spring 2015
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.
· All Praxis II & PLT scores have to be received by Reading Day prior to the semester you plan to Student Teach.
- Spring 2015- The Reading Day deadline to Student Teach in Spring 2015 is December 2, 2014 by 4:30 pm. This means your Praxis II and PLT scores MUST be submitted with your application. ETS is no longer providing Paper Options on PRAXIS II or PLT. It is the student candidate’s responsibility to make sure that both set of scores will be in by the Reading Day deadline.
- Fall 2015- The Reading Day deadline to Student Teach in Fall 2015 is April 28, 2015 by 4:30 pm. This means your Praxis II and PLT scores MUST be submitted with your application. ETS is no longer providing Paper Options on PRAXIS II or PLT. It is the student candidate’s responsibility to make sure that both set of scores will be in by the Reading Day deadline.
* 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 several copies for your own records.*
If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Caroline Watts CEMC 212 or (843) 661-1470.
If you are planning on Student Teaching for Fall 2015, the fingerprinting session will be held on Thursday January 29, 2015 in CEMC 212B from 11am to 4pm.
And if you are planning on Student Teaching for Spring 2016, the fingerprinting session will be held on Thursday March 26, 2015 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 click here for details on how to schedule fingerprinting 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 2015
Download Notice of Intent for Fall 2015
For candidates planning to complete his/her clinical practice (EDUC 490/491 & EDU 770) in Spring 2015: Please download and submit the form by 4:30 pm on Friday, September 19, 2014.
For candidates planning to complete his/her clinical practice (EDUC 490/491 & EDUC770) in Fall 2015: Please download and submit the form by 4:30 pm on Friday, February 13, 2015.
MANDATORY Clinical Practice/Student Teaching Orientation:
REQUIRED for anyone wishing to complete his/her clinical practice (EDUC 490/491 or EDUC 770) and failure to attend will delay clinical practice until a subsequent semester.
For undergraduate candidates planning to complete his/her Clinical Practice (EDUC 490) in Fall 2015: The mandatory Orientation for Clinical Practice will be held on Monday, February 16, 2015 from 3pm to 4pm in CEMC 225 OR Tuesday, February 17, 2015 from 3:30pm - 4:30pm in CEMC 225. Attendance at one of these two meetings is mandatory and a signup sheet will be available outside of the Coordinator of Clinical Experiences office (CEMC 212A) the same week as the Notice of Intents are due (Feb. 13th). Important information will be distributed and discussed. Failure to attend will result in a candidate not meeting student teaching requirements.
EDUC 770 - Mandatory Student Teaching Orientation on Monday, February 16, 2015, from 4:00 - 5:00 in CEMC 208B.
New Application process for undergraduate student teachers:
Candidates wishing to complete his/her clinical practice in Fall 2015 must submit a complete and thorough application packet on or before 4:30 pm on April 28, 2015. This is a deadline, but earlier applications are encouraged (to expedite the placement process).
The application MUST include the following according to the directions described in the steps below.
Steps for completing the Student Teaching/Clinical Practice application for Undergraduates:
1) The application will be submitted in a manila folder. The candidate's name should be listed on the tab of the folder (Last Name, First Name). The candidate's major should be listed directly below the tab on the front of the folder.
2) The application must include:
a) Application: Fall 2015
b) Examinee Copy of applicable Praxis II scores
c) Student Teaching/Clinical Practice Personal Data Sheet (attached)
d) Placement request form for your major:
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 (661-1460 or at firstname.lastname@example.org). It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure that he/she follows and adheres to all policies, so if you would like to schedule a time to meet with Mrs. Brandis to ask questions and/or review the guidelines before you submit the application, please email Mrs. Brandis and she will be glad to schedule a time to meet.