Students in the Exceptional Education and Childhood Education, B.S.Ed complete student teaching as the culminating experience of the program. Student teachers complete 16-weeks -- 8 weeks in an exceptional education placement and 8 weeks in an elementary education placement. Most Teacher Candidates student teach during their final semester.
Mandatory orientation meetings are held the semester prior to student teaching. At this time information is disseminated and students formally apply to student teach. Prior to attending an orientation, students should attend advisement sessions and confer with their advisors regarding their readiness to student teach.
Orientation for Teacher Candidates wishing to student teach during the SPRING 2019 semester:
Kathleen Palumbo, Practicum Coordinator
Students in the Exceptional Education master's programs must student teach if they do not hold initial certification or if they are seeking an additional certification area. Teacher Candidate's may apply for initial certification or an additional certification area (as the case may be) after successful completion of student teaching, all NYSED required exams, required seminars and the edTPA.
Graduate students formally apply for student teaching the semester prior.
All graduate students should confer with their advisor prior to applying to student teach.
Download an application or pick up a copy at the Exceptional Education Department main office in Ketchum Hall.
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