Credit Hours: Min: 1; Max:
Description: Teacher candidate will receive their first clinical experiences in this course. This course is required of all candidates seeking licensure, including transfer students. This course provides the experiences and knowledge base necessary for successful progress in any FMU School of Education program. Included will be orientation to LiveText and other technologies used in the School of Education, introduction to state and federal mandates impacting teacher candidates, orientation to teaching in diverse settings and/or with diverse students, and introduction to the Education and Economic Development Act, required state examinations, expected professional dispositions, and relevant School of Education policies and procedures. This course requires a minimum of 25 hours in clinical experience in a local public school setting. To complete the field experience hours, a current SLED background check must be received and approved by the FMU School of Education. Students should check the "News and Announcements" webpage for specific SLED background check deadlines: www.fmarion.edu/education/soenews/. The purchase of LiveText is a course requirement. Students who have SC Teacher Cadet credit are required to take this course but are exempt from the clinical requirements.