News and Announcements for FMU School of Education Students

 

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

 

Praxis Information

Praxis Exams and Passing Scores for SC Licensure. 

Praxis Tests at Home

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.

Graduate and Undergraduate 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 Guide for students enrolled in courses requiring any field experience
  • Criminal Background Check (SLED) Instructions
    • To be completed by all students who are in a field experience course. Students may not submit a SLED report ran by an employer, school, etc.
    • MUST be completed within the current academic year (July – June).
    • 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 placement in a FSD3 school – 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.
  • Additional Paperwork Darlington, Florence 3, Horry, and Marion Counties all require additional paperwork. Students requesting to complete field experience hours in any of these districts are required to complete this paperwork and attach it to the placement form in LiveText for the field experience semester. 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.

FMU Student Teaching Deadlines – 

* Links to forms and websites are embedded in headings/paragraphs.

Fall Student Teaching. (Select for PowerPoint)

Step 1: SC State Department of Education Application for Certification. (Select   to be directed to SCDE application)

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: Undergraduate & Graduate Student Teaching Application and Fingerprinting Receipt are to be turned in by 4:30pm to the SOE (CEMC 212) by February 15th. 

  • 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.*

 

  • Undergraduate’s ONLY
    • Verification Form Students are to print this form and have the appropriate personnel in the Registrar’s complete. Once completed the student is to bring this form with them to the advising session scheduled with the Student Teaching Coordinator. (Students should call and see if an appointment is preferred by Registrar’s Office for form completion.)
    • Degree Application form -To be completed and turned in to Registrar’s Office.

 

 

Spring Student Teaching. (Select for PowerPoint)

Step 1: SC State Department of Education Application for Certification. (Select to be directed to SCDE application)

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: Undergraduate & Graduate Student Teaching Application and Fingerprinting Receipt are to be turned in by 4:30pm to the SOE (CEMC 212) the first Friday in September.

  • 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.

 

  • Undergraduate’s ONLY
    • Verification Form Students are to print this form and have the appropriate personnel in the Registrar’s complete. Once completed the student is to bring this form with them to the advising session scheduled with the Student Teaching Coordinator. (Students should call and see if an appointment is preferred by Registrar’s Office for form completion.)
    • Degree Application form -To be completed and turned in to Registrar’s Office.