News and Announcements for FMU School of Education Students

 

Applying to the Professional Program

  • Application for Admission to FMU’s SOE Professional Program. (undergraduate only)

Praxis Information

Click here for information on required exams.

Click here for updated online Praxis exam information.

**PLEASE NOTE-  It has been noted students will need to use an internet browser outside of Google Chrome to register for Praxis Exams. Currently (as of July 2020), there are issues with payments being taken and the registration not going thru when using Google Chrome.

Elementary Education Teacher Candidates can take either the 5001 PRAXIS series or the 7811 PRAXIS series for their PRAXIS II content exam. This will be in addition to the Principles of Learning and Teaching exam also required. Candidates may “mix and match” the exam—for instance, pass the English, Math, and Science sub-exams for the 5001 series and the Social Studies sub-exam from the 7811 for certification. Please note it is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure he/she has taken and passed the correct exams prior to student teaching.

Field Experience Information (Hours Prior to Student Teaching)

IMPORTANT – *** ALL students registered for a course with field experience hours are to check his/her FMU email daily for any updates for requests for additional information.***

  • Field Experience Timeline – Students registered for a course with a field experience component are responsible for knowing the information provided on this timeline.
  • Field Experience Guide for students enrolled in courses requiring any field experience
  • Additional Paperwork Darlington, Florence 3, Horry and Marion Counties all require additional paperwork. Should a student be requesting to complete field experience hours in any of these districts, that student is to complete this paperwork and turn it in to the appropriate personnel indicated on the form(s). Please note, these are the districts the SOE is aware of required additional paperwork being needed, should any other district request additional paperwork to be complete for a field experience placement, the student will be required to complete that paperwork before a placement is assigned.
  • Criminal Background Check (SLED) Instructions
    • To be completed by all students who are in a field experience course.
    • MUST be completed within the current academic year (July – June), see field experience timeline for more details on the proper date for these reports.
    • The social security number is required (on the form to be completed it says that field is optional, but it is not optional for FMU’s SOE)  Students will be required to submit a new SLED if the one submitted does not have the last five of the social security number
    • **For students who want a FSD3 Placement – FSD3 has requested to complete a background check for students who are requesting to complete field experience hours in that district. Students are to request a copy of the SLED report from FSD3 and upload it to the placement form.
  • Students who are unable to provide a “clear” SLED Background Check will not be assigned a field experience placement. The student must work with the State Department of Education and/or SLED to provide a “clean” background check, or permission to move forward with field experience placements.

FMU Student Teaching Deadlines –

o Fall Student Teaching. (Select for PowerPoint)

Step 1: SC State Department of Education Application for Certification.

Information on applying for certification through the Certification Application Technology System (CATS) Portal is available on the SCDE website.  Candidates applying for clearance to enter student teaching in the fall semester must have all required documentation on file with the SCDE (South Carolina Department of Education) no later than February 15 of that calendar year. For example, a candidate entering clinical practice (student teaching) in August 2020 must have all documentation on file no later than February 15, 2020. Required documentation includes the application, fee, and background reports. The School of Education will submit the required official transcript and recommendation for certification at the end of the student teaching semester. (Please note, this can’t be completed until the transcript reflects completion of degree)

Step 2: Student Teaching Application, Placement Request Forms, and Fingerprinting Receipt are to be turned in by 4:30pm to the SOE (CEMC 212) by February 15th. Undergraduate’s ONLY – Verification Form is to be completed by personnel in FMU’s Registrar’s Office, and brought with you when you meet with the Student Teaching Coordinator for advising.  (Application/Forms are linked below)

Praxis Scores – Students are responsible for submitting all the appropriate passing Praxis scores by Reading Day prior to the semester you plan to Student Teach. ***It is the student’s responsibility to register for the appropriate Praxis II/Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) exams required for his/her major. For more information on the correct exam to register for, please see the Praxis Section list above on this page.****** Remember: You MUST submit an official paper copy (Examinee Copy) of the scores to the School of Education office, and we cannot accept scores verbally.* 

 

o Spring Student Teaching. (Select for PowerPoint)

Step 1: SC State Department of Education Application for Certification.

Information on applying for certification through the Certification Application Technology System (CATS) Portal is available on the SCDE website.  Candidates applying for clearance to enter student teaching in the spring semester must have all required documentation on file with the SCDE (South Carolina Department of Education) no later than June 15 of the previous calendar year. For example, a candidate entering clinical practice (student teaching) in January 2021 must have all documentation on file no later than June 15, 2020. Required documentation includes the application, fee, and background reports. The School of Education will submit the required official transcript and recommendation for certification at the end of the student teaching semester. (Please note, this can’t be completed until the transcript reflects completion of degree)

Step 2: Student Teaching Application, Placement Request Forms, and Fingerprinting Receipt are to be turned in by 4:30pm to the SOE (CEMC 212) the first Friday in September. Undergraduate’s ONLY – Verification Form is to be completed by personnel in FMU’s Registrar’s Office, and brought with you when you meet with the Student Teaching Coordinator for advising.  (Application/Forms are linked below)

Praxis Scores – Students are responsible for submitting all the appropriate passing Praxis scores by Reading Day prior to the semester you plan to Student Teach. ***It is the student’s responsibility to register for the appropriate Praxis II/ Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) exams required for his/her major. For more information on the correct exam to register for, please see the Praxis Section list above on this page.****** Remember: You MUST submit an official paper copy (Examinee Copy) of the scores to the School of Education office, and we cannot accept scores verbally.* 

 

Forms/Applications for Student Teacher Candidates

 

Graduate Students

Student Teaching Application – Graduate   Placement form is included in this application

 

Undergraduate Students

Student Teaching Application – Undergraduate

ECE Placement Form

ELE/MLE Placement Form

Secondary/Art Placement Form

Degree Application form -To be completed and turned in to Registrar’s Office.

Verification form – To be completed by appropriate personnel in Registrar’s office and turned in when you go to advising for the student teaching semester.

Optional Forms (Undergraduate) – to be completed in addition to required forms above.

Internship Certificate Application  – turn in during advising (must be hard copy can’t be emailed)

Internship Certificate Reference Sheet – turn in during advising (must be hard copy can’t be emailed)