Pre-Internship I / EDUC 3313: Clinical Teaching
Candidates typically complete Pre-Internship I during the sophomore or junior year (or the first or second semester after transferring).
EDUC 3313 Clinical Teaching is a study of the role of the school in a democratic society and teaching as a profession. All candidates enrolled in this course will complete Pre-Internship I, a field-based clinical experience in a public or private K-12 school classroom for a minimum of eight (8) full days during the semester.
This experience provides a close-up, in-depth look into the teaching profession, exploring school and classroom environments, and daily classroom practices.Candidates journal their observations and participate in activities under the supervision of the professional educator (Cooperating Teacher). Candidates may participate in the traditional, SKILLS, or TURN clinical experience.
Eligibility for Pre-I
- Completed 45 credit hours
- 2.75 overall GPA
- Be registered for or have already passed the Oklahoma General Education test, OR has passed the ACT (writing included) with a score of 22 or higher
- Concurrent enrollment EDUC 3113: Educational Psychology
Clinical Experience options
The traditional Clinical Teaching/Pre-Internship I option is a field-based clinical experience in a public, private, or charter PK-12 school classroom for a minimum of eight full days, once a week, during the semester. This experience provides a close-up, in-depth look of the teaching profession, exploring school and classroom environments as well as daily classroom practices. Candidates journal their observations and participate in activities under the supervision of the professional educator (clinical faculty). In addition, students attend weekly classroom meetings to cover EDUC 3313 course topics.
SKILLS (Seeking Knowledge & Immersive Learning in a Suburban setting) is a unique non-traditional option designed for teacher candidates to have the opportunity to intern on a suburban campus in south Tulsa (Jenks Public Schools) with 1530 students and more than 30 languages represented.
During this option, interns will also have the opportunity to participate in a STEAM lab and experience all the exciting things children are learning through a Community School Approach.
This program provides a field-based clinical experience in a suburban public school. Students are in the classroom for a minimum of 12 full days, once a week, during the semester. Students complete the internship requirement, EDUC 3313, and EDUC 3113 co-currently during the one day per week on-site attendance.
TURN (Teaching & Urban Reform Network) is a unique non-traditional option designed to collaboratively pair beginning teacher candidates with top performing urban schools in Tulsa Public School District.
This option focuses on a cadre of caring, committed, and creative individuals who want to teach specifically in urban schools. This “out of the box” approach to becoming a teacher allows the selected candidates to immerse themselves in college coursework at the urban school site. The teacher candidates join theory with practice and apply knowledge during their initial Pre-Internship I experience.
This program provides a field-based clinical experience in an urban public school located in the Tulsa Metro area. Students are in the classroom for a minimum of 12 full days, once a week, during the semester. Students complete the internship requirement, EDUC 3313, and EDUC 3113 co-currently during the one day per week on-site attendance.
Annual background checks are required. Students who lack an updated background check will not have access to their placement information. The cost for the background check is additional; it is not included in semester fees. Order your background check through CastleBranch, using the following package codes.
- Initial Background Check: NB12
- Re-check Background Check: NB12re
Email proof of ordering your background check to the Clinical Education office at email@example.com