Clinical Education Experience
The clinical education experience consists of one pre-internship in a middle school (EDU 517L), one pre-internship in a high school (EDU 522), and a full semester student teaching experience (EDU 534).
One term prior to Student Teaching, students must show evidence that all subject prerequisites will be met by completing Student Teacher forms3S (Approval to Apply for Student Teaching) in addition to the Application Form 1S (Admission to Rollins College Teacher Education Program Graduate Application). The application forms are available at the office of the Department of Education and on the department website. These forms are filed with and reviewed by the Director of Field Internships.
During the student teaching semester, the student must enroll in EDU 534, Student Teaching: Secondary. The course is six (6) semester hours and is graded on a credit/no-credit basis. The student teaching experience consists of placement in an approved public school with a full-time teacher for a full semester. A weekly seminar (EDU 540) is required as part of the student teaching experience. Student Teaching represents the culminating experience in the professional preparation of teachers.
For current teachers with two or more years of successful public school teaching experience, the clinical experience requirement may be adapted to meet state requirements and program standards on a case-by-case basis.
To ensure placement, the Application for Student Teaching (Form 4S) must be completed and submitted to the Director of Field Internships by the following dates:
- February 20 for Fall placement
- September 20 for Spring placement
Any student not approved for Student Teaching has the right of appeal to the Education Review Committee.