Field Experience Applications

 

Fall 2018 Clinical Experience (Practicum) and Clinical Practice (Student Teaching)  Applications were due October 15, 2017 


Spring 2019 Clinical Experience (Practicum) and Clinical Practice (Student Teaching) 
Applications are due March 15, 2018 

 
 

IMPORTANT CLINICAL INFORMATION

Clinical Practice I (CPI) PRAXIS Requirement:  
Participation in Clinical Practice I requires that a teacher candidate has taken all parts of all PRAXIS (II) Subject Assessment exam(s) relative to the education major and endorsements.  The teacher candidate does not need to pass any or all parts of the exam, but must have attempted it.  Official scores must be received by the Office of Education Enrollment and Certification by August 15th  for Fall CPI and by January 1st for Spring CPI.  

Clinical Practice II (CPII) Passing PRAXIS Requirement:
Participation in Clinical Practice II requires that a teacher candidate has passed all parts of all PRAXIS (II) Subject Assessment exam(s) relative to the education major and endorsements.  Official scores must be received by the Office of Education Enrollment and Certification by August 15th  for Fall CPII and by January 1st for Spring CPII.  

 
The following guidelines and information will assist you in applying for and participating in  clinical experience and clinical practice.
  • All applicants should possess a criminal history background report using the WP reporting codes and a substitute teacher's license. These documents must be sent to the Office of Field Experiences three months prior to the beginning of the clinical work.  Substitute workshops are held each semester on campus.

  • A Mantoux test is required.  This can be done at the WPU Health and Wellness Center.  This must be on file at the Office of Field Experiences three months prior to your field experience.

  • Beginning fall 2018 all teacher candidates must take all required licensure exams (PRAXIS test(s) for all certification areas prior to Clinical Practice I.  Official PRAXIS scores for all certification areas must be submitted to the Office of Certification by August 1st for Clinical Practice I  in the fall semester and January 1st for Clinical Practice I in the spring semester.

  • All teacher candidates must take and pass all required licensure exams (PRAXIS test(s) for all certification areas prior to Clinical Practice II (student teaching).  Official passing PRAXIS scores for all certification areas must be submitted to the Office of Certification by August 1st for Clinical Practice II (student teaching) in the fall semester and January 1st for Clinical Practice II (student teaching) in the spring semester.

  • You must  notify the Office of Field Experiences of any changes in name, address or telephone number, in addition to the Registrar.

  • Placement grids will be posted on the large Office of Field Experiences bulletin board, indicating the school district to which your placement request has been sent. An "A" next to your name indicates acceptance by that school district. An "I" next to your name means that the school district or a particular school in the district requires that you be interviewed. If the school district has not contacted you to set up an interview, please check with the Office of Field Experiences for additional information.

  • Respond to calls for interviews promptly. Dress professionally. Practice interviewing.

  • You will receive information concerning an orientation which will be held at the beginning of the semester of your clinical work. You will be given all assignment information at the orientation.  Attendance at orientations is required.

  • You must notify the Office of Field Experiences if it is necessary for you to postpone your placement to another semester.

  • In addition to submitting your application to the Office of Field Experiences, you must register for the necessary courses.  Undergraduate teacher candidates participating in P-3, P-3/K-6, K-6, K-6/5-8 clinical experiences need to register for their assigned package.  The seminar class meetings vary by program. 

  • You are required to attend and participate seminars as a part of clinical experiences and clinical practice.

     Applications

NEW 
(for any clinical taking
place beginning fall 2018)

Instructions

Early Clinical Experience

Clinical Experience

Clinical Practice I

Clinical Practice II

Resume for Clinical Work

District Permission Letter (SPC 6540 only)

Questions or Comments?

Contact Margaret Renn: rennm@wpunj.edu