Do you need more information to understand your upcoming clinical practice?
The below materials help give an overview of our students' responsibilities during their clinical practice. Each student is responsible for reviewing this material and reaching out to his or her Clinical Practice Education Program Specialist, if more information is needed. We've included an Orientation PowerPoint, a sample lesson plan, your roles and responsiblities, and a networking guide with tips to succeeed!
The Education Program Specialist (EPS) will be in contact with the Cooperating Teacher and Student Teacher regarding required evaluation due dates. Please abide by these due dates and inform the EPS should any adjustments be needed. While most of our students will complete 12 week practicums, some states and districts may vary. Each student and teacher will receieve confirmation of this information in his or her approval and welcome emails.
Student Teaching is a full time responsibility. Students should work the same contracted hours as the Cooperating Teacher. Should an unexpected need arise for an absence from student teaching, including snow/inclement weather days, you must:
Note: Any missed days due to personal reasons must be made up at the end of the student teaching/clinical practice experience. If more than five days (excluding inclement weather days) are missed over the course of the practicum, student teaching will be terminated and the practicum deemed “unsuccessful.”
Exception: If three or more days are missed due to inclement weather (causing a school closure) those days must be made up at the end of the clinical practicum experience. Please report all inclement weather days using the absence form. i.e. Two inclement weather days will be considered excused-- the third and all following, will be made up by adjusting the end date. Inclement weather days will not count against your personal absences.
Please identify the evaluation form that matches your program, below. You may then view a sample (printable version) of the evaluation that your Faculty Supervisor and Cooperating Teacher will be completing for you online. These are for your convenience only and do not replace the online forms that will be required, via Tk20.
Student Teacher Evaluation Resource:
Print the above "Graduation and Certification Process Map and FAQ" and the "Graduation and Certification Requirements - Student Checklist" documents for your convenience in following your progress and anticipating next steps. The process is simplified for easy understanding. You are responsible for understanding the process and your state's requirements. These attachments will help!
Here are some helpful links to assist you in your research:
For information regarding initial licensure or credential requirements please visit: http://www.phoenix.edu/colleges_divisions/education/teacher-licensure.html
For state specific requirements, please visit: