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Office of Clinical Practice

(Formerly "Field Placements")

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Tk20 

Tk20 can be accessed via fresnostate.tk20.com . All candidates accepted since Fall 2017 must have an account. This account should be purchased by your first week of courses within the program.

Tk20 issues should be directed to tk20support@mail.fresnostate.edu.

We are aware that the Multiple Subject Clinical Practice applications for Spring 2019 are currently unavailable. Please select your phase from the accordion below for specific instructions.

Spring 2019 Clinical Practice Placements

Multiple Subject - Deadline for ALL Clinical Practice Materials is December 12, 2018.

iPOPA

  •  Fall 2018 Admits, currently taking iPOPA: Your EHD 178 application MUST be submitted on Tk20 by December 12, 2018, or your EHD 178 clinical practice will be delayed by a semester. Application instructions can be found here. If you are in one of the Daytime or Evening cohorts not connected to a District partnership, please email ocp@csufresno.edu with your name and ID number. You will still need to submit the application when it is available again, but this will prevent a delay in your placement.
  • Spring 2019 Admits, taking iPOPA in Spring: the Office of Clinical Practice does not make your iPOPA service hours placements. For instructions and requirements, please contact your iPOPA instructor either by email, or at the first class meeting. You do not have to purchase your Tk20 account until the Spring 2019 semester has begun (January 15).

EHD 178 (Initial Clinical Practice)

  •  Multiple Subject only candidates: Your EHD 170 Final Student Teaching Clinical Practice Application MUST be submitted on Tk20 by December 12, 2018, or your final clinical practice will be delayed by a semester. ALL candidates entering final student teaching/clinical practice must be cleared according to State regulations -- your cohort, partnership, or employment do NOT excuse you from this State requirement. Application instructions can be found here. If you are not cohorted, or are enrolled in a Daytime or Evening cohort not connected to a District partnership, please email ocp@csufresno.edu with your name and ID number so we can get you preliminarily cleared. You will still need to complete the application when it is available again, but this will prevent a delay in your placement.
  • Education Specialist only candidates: Your SPED 171/172 Clinical Practice Application MUST be submitted on Tk20  by December 12, 2018, or your initial practicum placement may be delayed. Application instructions can be found here. If you cannot access the application, please email ocp@csufresno.edu with your name and ID number so we can get you on the placement list.
  • Dual candidates: The application you MUST submit by December 12, 2018 depends on which clinical practice you wish to complete in Spring 2019. If you wish to begin your Education Specialist practicum before completing your multiple subject credential, read the instructions above for Education Specialist only candidates. If you wish to complete your multiple subject credential before starting your Education Specialist practicum, read the Multiple Subject only candidates instructions above.

Placement Districts

You can see the districts and areas where we currently place teacher candidates here.

All placements are subject to District approval, so while we will accept specific requests up until the priority deadline (October 18), we cannot guarantee all requests will be approved.

Districts listed are those with whom we have legal agreements in place, and where we can guarantee faculty coaches to supervise your clinical practice/student teaching. 

If you wish to maintain a placement in a district not listed, we recommend seeking an internship with your district of choice. All Fresno State multiple subject candidates are internship ready after their first semester, and joining the Teacher Internship Program will provide you with the resources to complete the program in an outlying district. Please contact their office for more details.

Employment

If you accept a job offer to become a teacher of record in your own classroom at any point before or during your clinical practice course (EHD 178, 110D, 178ECE, 170, 170ECE), you MUST notify the Office of Clinical Practice and your program coordinator immediately. 

Failure to do so may negatively impact your ability to complete the clinical practice course, and thus delay your credential.

Enrollment

We only hold placements for candidates enrolled in a clinical practice course. Failure to enroll and pay your fees by the December 12 deadline may result in the loss of your placement.

If you experiencing extenuating circumstances (problems with financial aid, family or medical issues, etc.) which prevent enrollment or fee payment, please contact our office and the program coordinator immediately. We are happy to work with you to maintain your placement, but we must know the issue exists.

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.

 

EHD 178 (Phase 1) Candidates

Your SPED 171/172 Clinical Practice Application MUST be submitted on Tk20  by December 12, 2018, or your initial practicum placement/coach assignment may be delayed. Application instructions can be found here. If you cannot access the application, please email ocp@csufresno.edu with your name and ID number so we can get you on the placement list

SPED 171/712 (Phase 2) Candidates

Your SPED 175/176 Clinical Practice Application MUST be submited on Tk20  by December 12, 2018, or your final practicum placement/coach assignment may be delayed. ALL candidates entering final student teaching/clinical practice must be cleared according to State regulations -- your employment does NOT excuse you from this State requirement. Application instructions can be found here. If you cannot access the application, please email ocp@csufresno.edu with your name and ID number so we can get you preliminarily cleared. You will still need to complete the application when it is available again, but this will prevent a delay in your placement.

SPED 160F Interns

Your application is not through Tk20. Please email ocp@csufresno.edu to request a link to the final practicum application if you feel you are ready for it.

Placement Districts

You can see the districts and areas where we currently place teacher candidates here.

All placements are subject to District approval, so while we will accept specific requests up until the priority deadline (October 18), we cannot guarantee all requests will be approved.

Districts listed are those with whom we have legal agreements in place, and where we can guarantee faculty coaches to supervise your clinical practice/student teaching. 

If you wish to maintain a placement in a district not listed, we recommend seeking an internship with your district of choice. All Fresno State multiple subject candidates are internship ready after their first semester, and joining the Teacher Internship Program will provide you with the resources to complete the program in an outlying district. Please contact their office for more details.

Enrollment

We only hold placements for candidates enrolled in a clinical practice/practicum course. Failure to enroll and pay your fees by the December 12 deadline may result in the loss of your placement/coach.

If you experiencing extenuating circumstances (problems with financial aid, family or medical issues, etc.) which prevent enrollment or fee payment, please contact our office and the program coordinator immediately. We are happy to work with you to maintain your placement, but we must know the issue exists.

Employment

If you accept a job offer to become a teacher of record in your own classroom at any point before or during your clinical practice/practicum course (SPED 171, 172, 175, 176), you MUST notify the Office of Clinical Practice and your program coordinator immediately. 

Failure to do so may negatively impact your ability to complete the clinical practice course, and thus delay your credential.

Single Subject

Please refer to the Single Subject Program website.

Kremen 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.

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

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