Appendix B: Secondary Education Clinical Practice Internship Policies
Policy on Course Sequence and the Clinical Practice Internship
Courses in the Secondary Education Program are taught by tenured and tenure-track faculty members. Faculty work loads and candidate numbers dictate the frequency with which courses can be offered. It is important that candidates understand and follow the sequencing of courses so that they may complete their programs in a timely fashion. The internship in Secondary Education (CIED 4720 and/or CIED 4450) and the corresponding Seminar (CIED 4724 or CIED 4730) are available in the spring semester only. The situation of any candidate who fails to complete the internship because of extremely unusual circumstances or because the school, mentor teacher, or university supervisor has requested that the internship be terminated will be reviewed by the Program Area Supervisor. The candidate will be contacted about the possibility of repeating the internship the following semester, dependent upon the availability of a faculty supervisor.
Policy on Out-of-State Internship Placements
Because of the unique characteristics of the Secondary Education Programs and because of important quality concerns related to NCATE guidelines and OCTP regulations, OSU Secondary Education clinical practice interns will not be allowed to complete their internship out of the OSU designated region except in extenuating circumstances.
Policy on the Minimum Work Load
Due to the academic goals of the OSU Secondary Education Programs, and because of important quality concerns related to NCATE guidelines and OCTP regulations, OSU Secondary Education clinical practice interns must be actively engaged in an academic subject-area classroom for a minimum of three-fourths of the regular school day. For example, in a 4-course block schedule, the intern must be assigned to three academic periods and one planning period; in a 6-course daily schedule, the intern must be assigned to a minimum of five academic periods and one planning period. The academic classes may be shared among more than one cooperating teacher.
Policy on Attendance
Students who miss more than two days of the internship because of illness will be required to make up those days at the end of the normal internship period. It is not permissible to miss classroom days to attend job interviews at other sites. Students who miss more than five days during the internship for any reason (excluding the OSU Career Fair and seminar classes) will not receive a passing grade.
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