Clinical Education Experience
The clinical education experience consists of two phases: a pre-internship field experience of a minimum of 100 clock hours (RED 577 ) and the full-semester student teaching experience (EDU 533 ).
One term prior to Student Teaching, students must show evidence that all subject prerequisites will be met by completing Student Teacher Forms 2S (ETEP-Expanded Teacher Education Portfolio) and 3S (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 Experiences. To ensure placement, the Application for Student Teaching (Form 4S) must be completed and submitted to the Director of Field Internships.
Student Teaching (EDU 533 ) consists of a one-semester field experience in an approved classroom setting. During the student teaching semester, the student must enroll in EDU 533 , Student Teaching-Elementary. 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 a 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 public school teaching experience, the clinical 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: fall placement
- September 20: spring placement
Any student not approved for Student Teaching has the right of appeal to the Education Review Committee.
Students admitted to the M.A.T. in Elementary Education/ESOL (K-6) with the Reading endorsement are encouraged to follow a five- or seven-semester program of study. Course availability during the terms listed is subject to change.
Students who wish to pursue an alternate schedule must contact Dr. Scott Hewit, program advisor, prior to being admitted to the program.