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Office of Clinical Practice

(Formerly "Field Placements")

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Fall 2018 Clinical Practice Placements

Multiple Subject

The priority deadline for Fall 2018 has passed. All placements are now on a first-come-first-served basis for our remaining placements in our partner districts. Specific requests can no longer be honored.

No one can be placed without a clinical practice application. Applications are submitted through Tk20, our online Clinical Practice administration system, (fresnostate.tk20.com).

  • If you have a Tk20 account, instructions on how to apply can be found here.
  • If you do NOT have a Tk20 account, instructions on how to apply can be found here.
  • You can access a list of school placement areas/districts here.
  • For phase two candidates, complete the EHD 178/110D Clinical Practice Application.
  • For final phase candidates, complete the EHD 170 Final Student Teaching Clinical Practice Application.
  • Failure to complete the correct application may delay your placement!

We only hold placements for enrolled candidates. Failure to enroll in your appropriate field work course after you have submitted your application (and, for final candidates, have been cleared) may result in the loss of your placement. 

If you are experiencing extenuating circumstances with the enrollment process, contact our office immediately. We are happy to work with you so you do not lose your placement, but must be informed ahead of time.

Education Specialist/SPED

New students, please contact the Program Coordinator, Cheryl McDonald (cmcdonald@csufresno.edu) or a Kremen Advisor for assistance. More information can be found on the Education Specialist Credential Program website.

Current candidates entering initial practicum, please log on to Tk20 (fresnostate.tk20.com) and complete the SPED 171/172 Clinical Practice Application:

  • If you have a Tk20 account, instructions on how to apply can be found here.
  • If you do NOT have a Tk20 account, instructions on how to apply can be found here.

Current candidates entering final practicum, please contact the Office of Clinical Practice (ocp@csufresno.edu) for a link to your application.

Single Subject

Please refer to the Single Subject Program website.

Campus Resources

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 Career Development Center offers career advice for life to all Fresno State alumni. Among the services offered are interview workshops, resume review, and the Campus Closet  which provide professional clothing for interviews, etc. More information available here.

Campus Cupboard

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.

Veterans Services

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.


You can also access the Library's LBTQ+ Resource guide here.

The guide has three sections: Library Resources, Campus Resources, and Community Resources

Academic Senate Resources

The Academic Senate oversees a number of student support services. You can see a list of those services here  and here.

For further information about the Senate and what it does on campus, we recommend you explore their website.

Remediation Procedures

General Teacher Candidate Resources

Job Fairs Website

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

INTERESC

Credential students have access to several materials in INTERESC for use in their field placement classrooms. Please refer to this list.

Interns

Please contact the Teacher Internship Program (TIP) or refer to their website with questions about the internship program (this does not include candidates working on STSPs and PIPs).

Program Applicants

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

Program Completers

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