Clinical Practicum Experience

The clinical practicum (formerly Student Teaching) is the capstone experience of the BA degree program. The department is cognizant of the complexity of teaching and the challenges inherent in preparing individuals to enter the teaching profession. As such the clinical practicum is designed to provide comprehensive experiences for candidates. The clinical practicum experience occurs over two semesters (Clinical Practicum I (Fall)/ Clinical Practicum II (Spring)).

All candidates are required to take all parts of the New York State Teacher Certification Examination (NYSTCE) before they reach graduation (program completion).  To ensure that candidates reach this goal, the department offers a series of professional development workshops.


Clinical Practicum I Admission Requirements:
  • Completion of at least 90 CREDITS
  • No grade below C in College Wide Core (Section A of Advisement Worksheet)
  • Completion of all MEC Core requirements for the AA degree
  • Maintain a GPA of 3.0 with no grade below B in Education courses
  • Maintain a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) in English, with a B or higher in core ENGL requrementes i.e. ENGL 112, 150, 209/211, 212
  • Maintain a recommended 3.0 and not fall below the required  2.7 grade point average or higher in Math courses (6 credits)
  • Maintain a recommended 3.0 and not fall below the required 2.7 grade point average or higher in Science courses (6 credits).No grade below C in EDUCATION courses
  • Complete EDUC 311, 312, 315, 381
  • Completion of at least 100 hours of Field Experiences in EDUCATION courses
  • Completion of EDUC 494 (Special Education majors, only), EDUC 495, EDUC 496, EDUC 498, and EDUC 499
Clinical Practicum II Admission Requirements:
  • Completion of Clinical Practicum I and concurrent Seminar with a grade of B or higher
  • Completion of EDUC 457 or EDUC 302 with a grade of B or higher

STUDENT TEACHING SEQUENCE – 10 Credits

Course #
Course Title
Hrs/Crs
Clinical Requirements
Prerequisite(s) / Comments/Requirements
EDUC 57 Research Seminar 2/2 Childhood and Childhood Special Education majors Co-requisites: EDUC 481 and 491
EDUC 02 Curriculum & Instruction in Early Childhood 2/2 Early Childhood Special Education Majors Co-requisites: EDUC 481 and 491
EDUC 81 Teaching Seminar I 1/1   Co -requisites: EDUC 457 and 491
EDUC 91 Student Teaching I 3/3 Minimum-150 Hrs Co-requisites: EDUC 457 and 481
EDUC 82 Teaching Seminar II 1/1   B or higher in EDUC 457, 481 and 491
EDUC 92 Student Teaching II 3/3 Minimum-150 Hrs Co-requisites: EDUC 482

Clinical Practicum Placement Requirements

Program
Fall Semester
(Minimum of 150 hours)
Spring Semester
(Minimum of 150 hours)
Early Childhood Special Education Pre-K and Kindergarten Grade 1 or 2 Special Education Setting or Inclusive Setting
Childhood Special Education Grade 4, 5, or 6 Special Education Setting or Inclusive Setting Grade 1, 2, or 3 Special Education Setting or Inclusive Setting
Childhood Education Grade 4, 5, or 6 Grade 1, 2 or 3

Each placement requires a minimum of 150 hours

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