Level II Clinical Experience (CI 470, CI 471, CI 472 and EDF 637) is a 75-hour experience in a public school, where the teacher candidate takes on the role of planning and teaching in the classroom.
The purpose of the level II clinical is to:
- begin independent planning and execution of lessons/units.
- connect educational philosophy, research, and theory to his/her own practice.
- develop classroom management skills.
- utilize effective methods of instruction, including technology.
- begin regular reflection by formally examining and critiquing his/her own daily teaching.
- respond to issues of diversity, considering the needs of students individually as well as collectively.
- articulate personal beliefs (dispositions) regarding teaching and learning.
Teacher candidates attend a 90-minute to two-hour block, five days a week for the 75-hour period (approximately 8 weeks). Level II requires a minimum of 18 to 20 days teaching including 8-10 day of lesson planning. Placements are made according to the candidate’s field of licensure.
- Professional Expectations
As a teacher candidate entering the schools, you are expected to conduct yourself as a practicing professional educator.
You are subject to the same ethical and professional responsibilities of a full-time teacher. Please review the Teacher Candidate Code of Professional Conduct, which includes the dress code and attendance policy for all candidates, prior to entering the classroom.