Office of Certification and Professional Experiences
Director: Dr. Dawn Basinger
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LEVEL 2: PRACTICUM
Practicum is a clinical experience. Similar to field experiences, practicum involve classroom and professional development experiences, but they are of longer duration and require guided observation and assisted (and limited unassisted) teaching. These clinical experiences are supervised by the designated classroom teacher and a College of Education faculty member (University Supervisor).
LEVEL 3: STUDENT TEACHING
Student Teaching is a clinical experience that consist of a full-time, full-term (one quarter) commitment by the teacher candidate.
LEVEL 4: INTERNSHIP
An internship is a clinical experience that consist of a full-time, one academic year commitment by the teacher candidate. This is the clinical experience option selected by candidates enrolled in the Alternative Certification programs - Certification Only and Master in Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)