Clinical Practice/Induction Experience

The Clinical Practice/Induction Experience at UTC is a field-based practicum experience and is an integral component of the teacher education program.  It is during this period that the student participates as a pre-professional in the public schools.  Essentially, this is the experience which provides the student with the arena for converting theory to practice and demonstrating potential to perform the teaching-learning process.  Whenever possible, the candidates are placed in cohort groups of 6-12 teacher candidates per site.  There is no college supervisor; instead, there is a Clinical Supervisor (CS). The CS acts as a liaison between UTC and the school.

To learn more information about policies and procedures, please take a look at the

Clinical Experience Handbook


Application Deadlines to Submit Clinical Practice Applications

September 1st – Residency I applications are due for the next spring semester. Residency I is the semester prior to the semester you complete Residency II.

September 1st – Residency II (Student Teaching) applications are due for the next spring semester.

March 1st – Residency I applications are due for fall semester. Residency I is the semester prior to the semester you complete Residency II.

March 1st – Residency II (Student Teaching) applications are due for the next fall semester.

(Even if You Have Not Completed All the Clinical Practice Prerequisites You Must Still Submit this Application by the Deadline)   

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If you fall under the checkpoints you can apply for Clinical Practice, but you cannot register or receive a placement until you have provided documentation that you have passed all required Praxis Exams for your initial licensure. 
 
Questions? Email the Field Placement Coordinator