FINAL CLINICAL EXPERIENCE/STUDENT TEACHING
Co-teaching during student teaching is the final clinical, capstone experience for all Avila teacher candidates. Teacher candidates are placed in school districts of the student's choice (if possible) to collaboratively plan lessons and apply teaching skills under the supervision and assistance of a cooperating teacher. All final clinical experiences are supervised by an Avila University supervisor. Undergraduates teacher candidates final clinical experience will be 10 weeks (or 2, 8-week placements if certifying in K-12 Vocal Music, Art, or SPED). Graduate Certification teacher candidates final clinical experience will be a total of 8 weeks to fulfill their requirements.
FINAL CLINICAL EXPERIENCE POLICY
Under the guidance of a cooperating teacher and a university supervisor, the teacher candidate will gradually and effectively assume full responsibility for a classroom and all related duties during his/her co- teaching experience.
Teacher candidates will be visited by their university supervisor a minimum of three times.
A teacher candidate who must complete two (2) final clinical placements; must be successful (defined as a B or better) at the first placement in order to begin the second placement. If the teacher candidate is not successful, the student may not be allowed to begin the second placement until agreed upon improvements have been demonstrated.
Teacher candidates are required to the Seminar course during the semester they are co-teaching.
The teacher candidate will enroll in ED 494/594 Final Clinical Experience Seminar concurrently with ED 495/595/596 Final Clinical Experience/Internship.