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Practicum

 

Practicum hours are a crucial part of a teacher's education and give you the opportunity to apply what you've learned in the classroom. 

Early Childhood-Birth - Grade 2

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  • approximately 50 hours in general education at either the birth-preK, K, or grade 1 or 2 level.
  • approximately 100 hours in special education at a grade level not covered in the 50 hour general education experience.
  • one 20-day, or 100-hour practicum experience in general education at any of the three age/grade levels, during which students are formally observed and evaluated on their work with children.

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  • Two 20 day experiences or two 100 hour experiences in special education (integrated or inclusive classes are acceptable), one at each of two early childhood grade levels. Within the EDSN 682 and SEDN 683 all three grade levels must be covered.

Students must meet certain requirements, including maintenance of a 3.0 GPA and a passing grade on the New York State Teacher Certification Examination- Content Specialty Test- Multi Subject, in order to be admitted to Practicum II, which must be taken in the last semester of studies.

Elementary School- Childhood Education

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  • approximately 50 hours in general education at either the grade 1, 2, or 3 level or the grade 4,5, or 6 grade level.
  • approximately 100 hours in special education at the grade level not covered in the 50 hour general education experience.

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  • two 20-day experiences or two 100 hour experiences in special education (integrated or inclusive classes are acceptable), one at each of the two required, grade levels.

Secondary School Education, Grades 7-12

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  • approximately 50 hours* in work with students with disabilities at the grade 7-9 level and 50 hours* in work with students with disabilities at the grade 10-12 level.

    *Certified teachers complete 25 hours at the grade 7-9 level and 25 hours at the grade 10-12 level.

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  • One 20 day experience or 100 hours teaching students with disabilities at the grade 7-9 level and one 20 day experience or 100 hours teaching students with disabilities at the grade 10-12 level.
    Certified teachers complete 20 days or 100 hours of practicum in total, 10 days (or 50 hours) at the grade 7-9 level and 10 days (or 50 hours) at the 10-12 level.

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates entering a GSE MS Education/Special Education Program, who have previously completed all academic requirements for state teacher certification, are required to complete 50 hours of field experience and 20 days of student teaching in a different education track.

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