Pre-Residency and Residency COVID-19
CLINICAL UPDATE - FALL 2022
Clinical placements, including all placements in K-12 schools and community organizations, have been suspended for EDU 100, 200, 210 for the Fall 2022 semester. Instructors for these courses will be utilizing supplemental resources to ensure that candidates have an enriching experience that prepares them for their teaching profession.
What does this mean?
If you are taking EDU 100, EDU 200, EDU 210, in the Fall 2022 semester, you will not have a clinical placement or be required to do any volunteer hours.
- Course materials will be revised and supplemented to accommodate for this change.
- This will not impact your progression through the program.
- You will not have to make up these hours.
- This will not impact your ability to be endorsed for licensure at the completion of the program.
CLINICAL UPDATE - EDU 425 (RESIDENCY)
A full-day, full-time, full-semester student teaching experience is required for all teacher candidates entering Residency. The start and end dates of Residency will depend on the calendar of the district in which the candidate is placed. Candidates will be required to teach in the same format as the Residency mentor teacher, whether it be face-to-face, hybrid, or virtual, and will follow the instructional modality of their placement classroom for the duration of the district semetser. Candidates with questions about Residency placements should contact the Clinical Coordinator, Melissa Andreoli, at email@example.com. Candidates with questions about Residency or licensure requirements should contact the Certification Officer, Chris Bornhuetter firstname.lastname@example.org
CLINICAL UPDATE - EDU 300/310/430/440
Clinical placements will be required for all teacher candidates enrolled in EDU 300, 310, 430 and EDU 440. Candidates will be required to complete clinical hours, as well as the course work assigned by course instructors, in order to successfully pass these classes. This decision was made to ensure that all candidates meet the necessary requirements for licensure under PI 34. If you feel that it is in your best interest to defer these classes for a semester, please make any necessary arrangements regarding advising, financial aid, or class registration prior to the start of the semester.
What does this mean?
- If you are taking EDU 300, 310, 430 or EDU 440 in the Fall 2022 semester, you will have a clinical placement.
- You will be required to complete the number of hours based on your licensure area. (See chart below.)
- You will be required to teach in the same format as your mentor teacher, whether it be face-to-face, hybrid, or virtual.
- If your mentor teacher is required to report to the physical school building, you will be required to report as well.
- You will be required to log your hours in the online Watermark system, and your mentor teacher will need to approve these hours.
- You will be assigned a university supervisor who will conduct two formal observations.
- You will need to upload a lesson plan, using the UW-Parkside lesson plan template, to the Watermark system a minimum of 48 hours prior to your formal observation.
If you have any questions regarding these hours, please contact the Clinical Coordinator, Melissa Andreoli, at email@example.com.