Criteria for Admission to the Clinical II Program (Student Teaching)

 
General Requirements
  1. The candidate must satisfactorily complete all prerequisites to Clinical II.
  2. The candidate must have a minimum, non-rounded overall grade point average of 2.75 based on all work completed at the University of Pikeville.
  3. The candidate must submit a formal application for admission to the University of Pikeville’s Clinical II Program by January 2 of the semester the candidate plans to do student teaching.
  4. The applicant must submit a completed and signed character and fitness questionnaire contained in Section III of the CA-1.
  5. The candidate must have on file in the Patton College of Education a signed and dated Verification of Federal Background Check from the district where the candidate will be placed for Clinical I and Clinical II and a Child Abuse and Neglect Check.  These reports must not show any convictions that would disallow the candidate from serving as an employee in the school district.  The district will decide if the candidate’s background check is appropriate for placement in the district for Clinical I and Clinical II.  (This is completed before admission to Clinical I.)
  6. The candidate must keep address, phone number, level of certification, area of specialization and other changeable information including any criminal status changes up-to-date in the Education Office.
  7. The candidate must present evidence of liability insurance by presenting current membership in KEA-SP or another organization that provides comparable insurance.
  8. The candidate must be formally approved for admission to the University of Pikeville Clinical II Program by the Teacher Education Committee.
General Knowledge
  1. The candidate must have completed all required courses in general knowledge with a minimum, non-rounded GPA of 2.75.  (All completed coursework must be on file in Registrar’s Office).
Specialization Knowledge
  1. The candidate must have completed with a minimum, non-rounded GPA of 2.75 and no grade lower that a “C” for all required courses in specialization knowledge.  (All completed coursework must be on file in Registrar’s Office).
Professional Knowledge
  1. The candidate must have completed all education courses (with the exception of Clinical II) with a minimum, non-rounded GPA of 2.75 and no grade lower than a “C.”  (All completed coursework must be on file in Registrar’s Office).
  2. The candidate must demonstrate sufficient professional knowledge by earning Kentucky’s passing scores on Praxis Principles of Learning and Teaching Test(s).
  3. The candidate must satisfactorily complete Clinical I by earning a grade of “C” or better in Clinical Experience I.  (Must maintain a minimum, non-rounded GPA of 2.75)
  4. The candidate must demonstrate appropriate characteristics of a preservice teacher by receiving no Level 1 (Rarely or Never) rating on each section of the Final Clinical I Assessment that includes professionalism, critical thinking, communication, creativity, collaboration, diversity, and personal growth and reflection.
  5. The candidate must have completed all required clock hours (over 200) of field experiences and entered the hours into the Kentucky Field Experience Tracking System (KFETS).  The University Supervisor will verify hours before admission to Clinical II.  These hours must occur in a variety of primary through grade 12 school settings which allow the candidate to participate in the following:
    1. Engagement with diverse populations of students which include: 1) students from a minimum of two different ethnic or cultural groups of which the candidate would not be considered a member; 2) students from different socioeconomic groups; 3) English Language learners; 4) students with disabilities; and 5) students from across elementary, middle school, and secondary grades levels;
    2. Observations in school and related agencies, including: 1) family resource centers or 2) youth service centers;
    3. Student tutoring;
    4. Interaction with families of students;
    5. Attendance at school board and school-based council meetings;
    6.  Participation in a school-based professional learning community; and
    7. Opportunities to assist teachers or other school professionals.
  6. The candidate must review and sign a declaration to uphold the Professional Code of Ethics for Kentucky School Personnel defined in 704KAR20:680.
  7. Agree to uphold the Model Code of Ethics for Educators (MCEE).
Teacher Competencies
  1. The candidate will successfully demonstrate understanding and application of the Kentucky Teacher Performance/ InTASC Standards and the Kentucky Framework for Teaching by scoring at the Developing level or above on Tasks A-D in the Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA).  Tasks A-D are based on the Kentucky Framework for Teaching and the Kentucky Teacher Internship Program Evidence Documents.
Professional Dispositions
  1. The candidate must score at a Level 3 or higher on each of the expected dispositions identified on the Candidate Dispositions Inventory as determined by the University Supervisor, education faculty, and the cooperating teachers.

Criteria for admission to the Clinical II Program at the University of Pikeville is subject to institutional and state requirement changes.

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