Once a student has
filed his or her student teaching application, he or she will be placed
automatically by the Teacher Preparation Program (TPP) staff on two
"must have" practicum lists of the program's choosing based on
availability. The "must have" lists in effect reserve slots for the
student in the two terms immediately preceding the student teaching
term. For example, a student filing in September 2006 to student
teach in fall 2007 would be placed on "must have" practicum lists for
spring 2007 and summer (presummer) 2007. A student filing in January
2007 to student teach in spring 2008 would be placed on "must have"
lists for fall 2007 and winter 2008.
elementary (K-5) certification candidate could well be placed on an
America Reads "must have" list if he or she has taken and passed the
course 50:350:309 Reading and Writing in the Elementary Curriculum
prior to the term during which registration is held. The student would
also be placed on a "regular" urban or suburban "must have" list.
placed on a "must have" list, an active program student must accomplish
the following before being considered "registered" for that practicum:
File a valid (negative) Mantoux test result ("read") that is dated less
than one year from the beginning date of the field experience.
2. Maintain an overall GPA of 2.8 or higher, with no grades of "T/Z" or "IN."3. Call or report to the TPP secretary
and receive the special permission number on the first day of
preregistration for the term in question.
4. Successfully complete the registration procedure with the registrar's office.
who fail to call or report to the TPP by 4:00 p.m. on the first day of
preregistration for the term in question will risk immediate forfeiture
of their reserved "slot" and, most probably, their student teaching
placement. Loss of student teaching placement in a given term will
require refiling of the Student Teaching Application for a later
term. It is the student's responsibility to verify with the
registrar's office the exact beginning day/date of preregistration for
a given term.