All teacher education programs require satisfactory completion of field experiences. Check with appropriate College of Education departments for information on field experience requirements and procedures for application. Students may be required to consent to a criminal background check before being placed for the field experience in certain public schools. A fee may be required for this process.
Effective fall 2012 semester, application/enrollment for placements for all practicum, internship, and block courses must be submitted by the following deadlines: fall term - 1st Monday in April; and spring term - 2nd Monday in September. The Tk20 system will complete the application process.
Students are expected to complete all professional education and content course work prior to their teaching internship (student teaching) semester. Traditionally, students enrolled in the teaching internship have been limited to no more than 12 hours, defined as 9 hours of internship and 3 hours of student teaching seminar. With advisor consent, students may be allowed to complete one additional course during their teaching internship. Under no circumstances will students be allowed to take more than one additional course during their teaching internship.