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Admission to Clinical Teaching


Criteria for Admission

For elementary education candidates:

  • Evidence of freedom from serious mental and personality defects or physical handicaps which would seriously impede effectiveness in the classroom or employment as a classroom teacher. The Education Advisory Council may request that the student at his or her own expense, take a physical examination and or additional psychological tests or inventories.
  • Completion of ninety semester hours.
  • Overall GPA of 2.75.*
  • GPA of 2.75 with no grade lower than a "C" in professional education, combination of subjects, and academic specialization.
  • Completion of CURR 2110, 3301, 3302 and the grade level specific sections of Methods and Management course as well as Planning, Curriculum and Assessment course.

For secondary education candidates:

  • Criteria outlined above in 1 - 3 will apply.
  • GPA of 2.75 with no grade lower than a "C" in professional education and teaching field(s).
  • Completion of CURR 2110, 3301, 3302 and the grade level specific sections of Methods and Management course as well as Planning, Curriculum and Assessment course
  • Completion of at least fifteen hours in each of two teaching fields or thirty hours in one teaching field.

Students may not enroll for any other courses during the semester of clinical teaching without permission of the department.
*Students who have been out of college 5 years or more can be considered under the "interrupted studies" criteria.

Admission Procedure

Students will apply in writing for admission to clinical teaching one semester prior to the anticipated semester of clinical teaching. An orientation meeting will be held each semester. Students should contact the C&I Department early in the semester to determine the time and location of the meeting.

In extreme circumstances, applications for fall clinical teaching may be accepted as late as July 1. Submitting a late application carries no guarantee of placement for the fall. Placement in such an instance is dependent upon circumstances beyond the control of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Students are strongly urged to meet normal application deadlines.