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(Formerly "Field Placements")


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Fall 2018 Clinical Practice Applications

Final Clinical Practice/Phase 3 Multiple Subject FAQs

Credential Program Spring 2018 Fall 2018
Multiple Subject: Final Clinical Practice CLOSED

NOW OPEN! Please apply through Tk20. Instructions on how to apply can be found here. 

Applications are due March 23, 2018!

Multiple Subject: EHD 178 CLOSED

NOW OPEN! Please apply through Tk20. Instructions on how to apply can be found here. 

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
1/8/2018–1/21/2018 2/9/2018
1/22/2018–2/4/2018 2/23/2018
2/5/2018–2/18/2018 3/9/2018
2/19/2018–3/4/2018 3/23/2018

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!

EHD 155A

EHD 155B

Remediation Procedures

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:

  1. Attend sessions and complete reflections for seminars at the beginning of the semester as well as meetings with University Supervisors and/or Cooperating Teachers.
  2. Maintain confidentiality of students, parents, and school site staff at all times.
  3. Model professional and ethical behavior, including but not limited to punctuality, regular attendance, and appropriate dress (neat, clean, and modest).
  4. Notify the school, Cooperating Teacher, and University Supervisor in the case of an absence.
  5. Observe the Cooperating Teacher model methods and strategies for effective teaching.
  6. Become familiar with classroom management strategies and procedures used by the Cooperating Teacher and the School Site.
  7. Learn and abide by all applicable school rules and regulations.
  8. Develop lesson plans and have them approved by the University Supervisor and Cooperating Teacher before each lesson is taught.

Attendance Policy

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

Special Education  Handbooks & Clinical Practice Agreement

Single Subject Field Work Handbook

Further Resources


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).

Program Applicants

Please refer to the credential programs website for program application deadlines and requirements.

Program Completers

Please refer to the credential application website for details and instructions.