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Clinical Practice Internship

Clinical practice is the culminating experience for teacher candidates in the undergraduate and graduate initial teacher education programs. The OSSC conducts clinical practice information sessions every semester for candidates that are submitting applications. Attendance at one information session is mandatory and must be fulfilled two semesters prior to clinical practice.

Requirements that must be met prior to beginning the clinical practice experience:

  • Satisfy all course requirements for program of study
  • Undergraduates must maintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.75.
  • Undergraduates must maintain a minimum education GPA of 3.0.
  • Students will be reminded to attend a Clinical Practice Information Session approximately one year prior to when they will be completing clinical practice. At that session, they will be given the instructions to apply for teacher licensure with the SDE and the requirements for “clearance” for the internship by the SDE.
  • Completion of online Red Cross Bloodborne Pathogen Training
  • Establish contact with cooperating teacher and schedule visit(s) for observations (minimum of 6 hours) prior to first day of the internship.

Clinical Practice Forms and Dcouments

Clinical Practice Handbook

Clinical Practice Calendar (Fall 2017)

Updating Your Address in MyCharleston (when completing the Clinical Practice application)

The following forms are accessible online by going to MyCharleston > My Forms tab > School of Education, Health and Human Performance section:

Clinical Practice Application
Clinical Experience Expectations Acknowledgement
Essential Tasks Provision Acknowledgement
Confidentiality Policy Acknowledgement
Liability Insurance Acknowledgement
Disclosure Statement
Clinical Practice Special Permissions- Request to Work
Clinical Practice Special Permissions- Request to Proceed
Withdrawal from Clinical Practice Form
Request for Certification Coursework (Non-TEDU Major)

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