Office of Clinical Practice
(Formerly "Field Placements")
Fall 2018 Clinical Practice Applications
|Credential Program||Spring 2018||Fall 2018|
|Multiple Subject: Final Clinical Practice||CLOSED||
Applications are due March 23, 2018!
|Multiple Subject: EHD 178||CLOSED||
Applications are due March 23, 2018!
|Special Education||CLOSED||Coming Soon.|
|Single Subject||CLOSED||Please refer to the Single Subject Program website.|
Please make sure you have taken your CSETs during the following dates to submit a complete Final Clinical Practice application by the deadline. Only passing CSET scores will be accepted.
|CSET Test Dates||Score Release Date|
Multiple Subject applications are due 3/23/2018. No candidate will be placed without a Clinical Practice Application. All applications must be complete in order to be processed. Candidates who apply after the deadline will be placed on a waiting list with no guarantee of placement. No placement applications will be accepted after the beginning of the semester.
All specific placement requests completed on time will be honored to the best of our abilities, but are not guaranteed. Additional requests made after the initial application will not be honored. No specific placements requests will be honored after the deadline.
You can access a list of school placement areas/districts here.
Special Education applications are forthcoming!
Single Subject candidates please refer to the single subject website (linked above).
Spring 2018 Semester Calendars
Special Education coming soon!
Good Samaritan Fund
The Good Samaritan Fund was created to assist Fresno State students who encounter an unforeseen financial emergency or catastrophic event which would otherwise prevent them from continuing their education at Fresno State.
These funds are not intended to be used for routine expenses or as a consistent supplement to a student’s education funding sources. Requests must be urgent in nature.
More information available here.
Dream Outreach Center
The mission of the Dream Outreach Center is to provide dream students access to higher education through advocacy, outreach, assistance, and mentoring.
A legal clinic is opening shortly at the Dream Center. More information about this and other services available here.
Career Development Center
The Fresno State Food Security Project is a multi-initiative program to support students who may be experiencing food insecurity or other challenges that might inhibit their academic success at Fresno State. The initiatives were created to reach out to students in varying levels of food insecurity, as well as provide students with resources available to them both on and off campus. More information available here.
Counseling and Mental Health Services
Counselors are available Mondays through Wednesdays in the Kremen Education building, in ED 399, 11:00am - 2:00pm.
You can also pick up a free booklet with information about other mental health services available to you as a Fresno State student outside the Clinical Practice Office (ED 238). Alternatively, feel free to ask your coach to pick one up for you.
And you can visit the Student Health Center for further information.
Services for Students with Disabilities
"A resource for students with disabilities to achieve academic, cultural, and social excellence." More information on your rights and the services available to you here.
Fresno State's Veterans Services Office assists veterans, reservists/Guard/active duty service members and dependents receive their educational benefits. More information about the services available to you and how the Veteran Services office can help can be found here.
Tuition, Financial Aid, & Loan Forgiveness for Teachers
Cross Cultural & Gender Center
The Cross Cultural and Gender Center exists to contribute significantly to the continued development of a safe and welcoming environment for the Fresno State community. We foster meaningful dialogue and activism that works to eliminate racism, sexism, heterosexism, and other forms of oppression.
The CCGC offers both resources and support to students in many ways. Read more about their programs here. The Office of Clinical Practice is one of the Campus's Safe Zones.
Academic Senate Resources
- Procedures for Teacher Candidate Remediation/Reassignment/Dismissal
- Teacher Candidate Plan of Assistance Form
- Candidate Reassignment/Dismissal Form
General Teacher Candidate Resources
Role Expectations of Teacher Candidates
Detailed expectations are outlined in the syllabi and other sections of the handbook; however, all Teacher Candidates are expected to abide by the following general expectations:
- Attend sessions and complete reflections for seminars at the beginning of the semester as well as meetings with University Supervisors and/or Cooperating Teachers.
- Maintain confidentiality of students, parents, and school site staff at all times.
- Model professional and ethical behavior, including but not limited to punctuality, regular attendance, and appropriate dress (neat, clean, and modest).
- Notify the school, Cooperating Teacher, and University Supervisor in the case of an absence.
- Observe the Cooperating Teacher model methods and strategies for effective teaching.
- Become familiar with classroom management strategies and procedures used by the Cooperating Teacher and the School Site.
- Learn and abide by all applicable school rules and regulations.
- Develop lesson plans and have them approved by the University Supervisor and Cooperating Teacher before each lesson is taught.
Teacher Candidates are expected to be in their placements during scheduled days, arrive at the school on time, and remain at the school for the full-designated period.
Teacher Candidates will be required to make-up ALL absences by the last day of finals week. Supervisors are not permitted to make visits after the last day of instruction. Therefore, all observations, paperwork, and other course requirements must be completed by the last day of instruction regardless of the need to make up days. All make up days must be made in agreement with the supervisor and school site partner, and any make up days must be confirmed by the school site partner.
If a Teacher Candidate must be absent due to emergency or illness, he or she must notify the University Supervisor, the school, and the School Site Partner by 7:30 AM on the day of their assigned class time. It may be necessary to have someone bring materials and/or lesson plans to the classroom to be used in the Teacher Candidate’s absence. More than 3 absences may result in a No Credit for the course. Extenuating circumstances must be discussed with the supervisor, Field Placement Coordinator, and Program Coordinator.
Substitute Teaching Policy
Teacher candidates are not permitted to serve as a substitute while on duty as a student teacher. This is a violation of the ED code and CTC teaching standards.
California Standards for the Teaching Profession (CSTPs)
Available in PDF format from the California Teaching Credential Committee.
Multiple Subject/ECE/Dual Field Work Handbook
Multiple Subject/SPED/ECE/Dual Field Work Handbook (Fall 16/Spring 17 start only)
Special Education Handbooks & Clinical Practice Agreement
Single Subject Field Work Handbook
Credential students have access to several materials in INTERESC for use in their field placement classrooms. Please refer to this list.
Please contact the Internship office or refer to the internship website with questions about the internship program (this does not include candidates working on STSPs and PIPs).
Please refer to the credential programs website for program application deadlines and requirements.
Please refer to the credential application website for details and instructions.