Yearlong Clinical Experience in Middle Grades Education

COURSES YEARLONG CLINICAL EXPERIENCE FAQS OVERVIEW KSU CATALOG

What is The Yearlong Clinical Experience?

The Yearlong Clinical Experience is an intensive and extensive co-teaching yearlong clinical practice in education. Under the guidance of a collaborating teacher and university supervisor and working in a diverse environment that includes students with exceptionalities and English learners, candidates practice professional competencies that impact student achievement. This experience includes regularly scheduled professional seminars.

What is The Methods Block?

The Methods Block consists of four methods courses (candidates take the two courses that correspond with their Teaching Field areas) designed to develop appropriate teaching strategies in candidates’ two teaching fields. Candidates apply learning theories, teaching techniques, questioning strategies, instructional materials, and assessment procedures for teaching mathematics to middle grades learners. Candidates will develop and implement plans for teaching in an interdisciplinary team setting.

How is the The Methods Block and The Yearlong Clinical Experience scheduled?

Candidates complete both The Methods Block and The Yearlong Clinical Experience during their senior year. In the fall semester, candidates complete The Methods Block, two Inclusive Education courses (3 credit hours total), and Yearlong Clinical Experience I for a total of 12 credit hours.

  • EDUC 4610: Introduction to the Yearlong Clinical Experience (0 hrs.)
  • EDMG 4650: Yearlong Clinical Experience I (3 hrs.)
  • INED 3305: Education of Students with Exceptionalities in an Inclusive Setting I (2 hrs.)
  • INED 4435: Foundations of Teaching Adolescent English Learners (1 hr.)
  • Candidates take two of the following four methods courses:
    • EDMG 4401: Teaching Mathematics in Middle Grades (3 hrs.)
    • EDMG 4402: Teaching Science in Middle Grades (3 hrs.)
    • EDMG 4403: Teaching Social Studies in Middle Grades (3 hrs.)
    • EDMG 4404: Teaching Language Arts in Middle Grades (3 hrs.)

In the spring semester, candidates complete two Inclusive Education courses (3 credit hours total), Yearlong Clinical Experience II, and a seminar in Middle Grades Education for a total of 14 credit hours.

  • EDMG 4411: Seminar in Middle Grades Education (2 hrs.)
  • EDMG 4660: Yearlong Clinical Experience II (9 hrs.)
  • INED 3306: Education of Students with Exceptionalities in an Inclusive Setting II (1 hr.)
  • INED 4436: Foundations of Teaching Adolescent English Learners II (2 hrs.)

Applying for Yearlong Clinical Experience

The Yearlong Clinical Experience always begins in the fall semester. Therefore, candidates may only apply for the Yearlong Clinical Experience in the previous spring semester. Candidates should contact their advisor in Education Student Services before they plan to register for Yearlong Clinical Experience I for information on applications and deadlines.

Admission to Yearlong Clinical Experience

Candidates must have a 2.75 GPA by the semester in which they want enter the Yearlong Clinical Experience I. This GPA must be maintained to progress to Yearlong Clinical Experience II. Pre-requisites for admission to Yearlong Clinical Experience I are admission to the Teacher Education program and possession of a pre-service certification.

Placements

All placements are arranged through a collaboration with Office of Clinical Experiences, Placements and Partnerships (CEPP) and the Department of Secondary & Middle Grades Education. Candidate negotiation of placements is strictly prohibited. The Middle Grades Clinical Experience Supervisor will notify candidates of their school placements at the beginning of the semester.

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