College of Education and Professional Development

Level-I Clinicals

Level I Clinical Experience (EDF 270) is a 35-hour experience in a school setting, where the teacher candidate has the opportunity to observe and work with individuals, or small groups of students.

The purpose of the level I clinical is to:

  • Provide a window through which teacher candidates in the College of Education and Professional Development can view students and classrooms from the teacher’s perspective.
  • Assists teacher candidates in gaining teaching skills through participation in tutoring, working with small groups of students, teaching parts of lessons, and other activities as appropriate in the classroom.
  • Provide opportunities for teacher candidates to observe the developmental levels of their students.

Professional Expectations