Student-Teaching Practicum and Clinical Experience

School of Education Policy

Undergraduate

At the undergraduate level, a student must have a cumulative 2.0 GPA in all coursework, a B- or higher in SED ED 100/101 and SED SE 250/251, and a 2.5 GPA in all professional work before being considered for the final student-teaching practicum. Students may retake SED ED 100/101 and SED SE 250/251 up to one additional time to achieve a B- or higher.  In the case of secondary education, students must also have a 3.0 in six semester courses of their major discipline or written approval from their major advisor and the program director. The faculty of the School of Education reserves the right to be selective in admitting students and in permitting them to continue in the professional programs and the final practicum experiences.

In the spring of each academic year, meetings are held for undergraduate students who plan to do a practicum in the following academic year. These meetings are held to explain the procedure and deadlines for applying, distribute packets, and answer questions regarding practicum responsibilities. The faculty coordinators are available at this time to discuss more specific questions and types of placements available.

Each program sets the number of days/weeks a student must be present at the field site, which may exceed the minimum number of hours listed in the course description.

Graduate

The faculty of the School of Education reserves the right to be selective in admitting students to and in permitting them to continue in professional programs and the practicum, internship, apprenticeship, or clinical experience. Each program sets the number of days/weeks a student must be present at the field site, which may exceed the minimum number of hours listed in the course description.

Graduate students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average to be considered for a practicum. Secondary education majors must also have a 3.0 in six semester courses of their major discipline or written approval from their major advisor and the department chair.