Student teacher candidates are required to successfully complete at least one practicum experience prior to student teaching. This clinical practice is typically completed the semester of student teaching, but can also be completed during other semesters. Most practicums are 60 hours (1 CR) in length with the exception on K-8 Reading which is 80 hours (2 CR). Teacher candidates should work with their advisor to complete the application and to determine the number of practicum hours necessary for their endorsement area. All teacher candidates must complete at least one practicum prior to student teaching. Teacher candidates seeking a SPED endorsement must complete that practicum prior to student teaching.
*Practicum hours may only be counted after students have started school. Professional Development days do not count for the first day of practicum, but they can count after school has resumed if the teacher candisate attends.
A Summer Practicum is by special arrangement only and has limited availability.