TEACHER EDUCATION STUDENT SERVICES
There are stages and requirements that candidates must successfully complete to be recommended for initial teacher licensure. As undergraduate teacher licensure candidates, you must complete the following four stages to be recommended for teacher licensure along with all testing, scoring, and Department of Secondary and Elementary Education (DESE) requirements. If you are a graduate student pursuing initial teacher licensure, you must complete the graduate program requirements (e.g., admission to the the Graduate College, admission to candidacy, etc.) and all testing, scoring and DESE requirements, along with Stages III and IV denoted here.
INternship & Field Experience
Stage I involves the completion of courses prior to the professional education courses of Stage II in the undergraduate initial licensure programs. Included within these courses are introduction to education courses, early education courses, educational technology courses, and university general education courses. The information included below should be carefully examined at this stage prior to applying for Stage II within the respective initial teacher licensure program. Much of this information will be needed for the entirety of the candidate's preparation. The Office of Teacher Education Student Services administers all field placements within public schools during all stages of preparation, and the mentor/host teachers in these field experiences complete surveys and evaluations concerning candidates placed within their classrooms during these field experiences.
Policies, Handbooks, & Info
Field Placement Forms
Surveys, Evaluations, etc.
**STAGE II Application** (completed 3-6 months prior to stage ii entry)
**student APPLICATION** (COMPLETED BY STUDENT)
EDUCATION ADVISOR FORM (COMPLETED BY COLLEGE OF EDUCATION ADVISOR)
SECONDARY CONTENT ADVISOR FORM (COMPLETED BY SECONDARY CONTENT ADVISOR for secondary education)
After successfully completing the Stage II application process (SEE ABOVE) and its requirements, the candidate is officially in the respective undergraduate initial teacher licensure program of study. The candidate will be accepted into Stage II after completing the Stage II application, meeting all Stage II requirements, and receiving advisor(s) approval after meeting with the candidate's advisor. Candidates should refer to the Policies and Procedures Manual concerning this application process. Stage II involves the completion of upper-level professional education courses and university content courses in the undergraduate initial teacher licensure programs. All candidates must apply for Stage II and meet all Stage II requirements in order to be enrolled in Stage II courses. CANDIDATES SHOULD RECOGNIZE THAT TIMELY APPLICATION TO STAGE II IS ESSENTIAL TO ALLOW AMPLE TIME FOR ADMINISTERING CLINICAL FIELD PLACEMENTS AND FOR THE REQUIRED BACKGROUND CHECK TO BE COMPLETED. This is particularly important since candidates are required to be in the field before the university begins in the fall and spring semesters during the Internship I experience (one of the clinical field experiences in Stage II). The Office of Teacher Education Student Services administers all field placements within public schools during all stages of preparation, and the mentor/host teachers in these clinical field experiences complete surveys and evaluations concerning candidates placed within their classrooms during these clinical field experiences. The Internship I experience is to be completed during the last semester of Stage II in the semester immediately prior to and as a prerequisite to the Full Internship/Internship II experience in all undergraduate initial teacher licensure programs.
POLICIES, HANDBOOKS, & INFO
Internship I handbooks
FIELD PLACEMENT FORMS
SURVEYS, EVALUATIONS, ETC.
Full INTERNSHIP/Internship II APPLICATIONS (October 1 and March 1 deadlines)
STAGE III (full internship/internship II)
After successfully completing all Stage II requirements in the undergraduate initial teacher licensure programs or after completing all graduate requirements in the MAT or MTLL-NTL programs respectively along with the respective internship application requirements [SEE ABOVE], candidates may complete the Full Internship/Internship II experience. Candidates complete the internship experience during their respective clinical experience placement. In addition, all candidates complete an exit portfolio during this experience that must be submitted and successfully completed as a licensure requirement. Internship supervisors complete surveys and evaluations concerning candidates during these clinical internship experiences.
POLICIES, HANDBOOKS, & INFO
SURVEYS, EVALUATIONS, ETC.
INTERNSHIP EXIT PORTFOLIOS
STAGE IV (Application for licensure)
Stage IV, Application for Licensure, involves applying for initial teacher licensure through the the Office of Teacher Licensure and Support Services. After meeting all requirements for licensure recommendation, this office works with the candidate in recommendation of the candidate to the Department of Secondary and Elementary Education for a standard five-year [initial] teacher licensure. This office also works with candidates who are pursuing a provisional licensure and with candidates who are adding licensure endorsements and/or degrees.
POLICIES & INFO