Pre-Internship II

Pre-Internship II

Overview

The Pre-Internship II experience provides opportunities for teacher candidates to analyze and synthesize teaching principles in classroom settings. This clinical experience occurs during the second to last semester of the program and comes directly before the Full Internship/final semester. 

Candidates should arrange their class schedules, job schedules and family obligations to allow a full day of participation at the host school one day each week for 10 weeks. 

To successfully complete EDUC 4032, Pre-Internship II, candidates will:

  • Complete 10 full days in a field-based experience
  • Continue a reflective journal for field-based experience
  • Attend four required seminars (one each month) during the semester
  • Teach a minimum of three different and distinct lessons;
  • Turn in three lesson plans with reflections
  • Turn in Cooperating Teacher and peer lesson observations 
  • Turn in other assignments, reflections, and Field Activity Record as directed
  • Pass Checkpoint #2.

Candidates may participate in the traditional or Northeastern’s Enhanced eXperience in Teaching (NEXT) clinical experience.

Eligibility for Pre-II

  • Be fully admitted to Teacher Education 
  • Have successfully completed EDUC 3313 and EDUC 3113 with a “C” or better
  • 2.5 GPA overall, in major content area, and professional education core classes
  • Be concurrently enrolled or previously completed EDUC 4823 and SPED 4433 with a “C” or better
  • Apply for Pre-Internship II the semester before enrollment.   Applications are available on this page in October for spring semester and early in March for fall semester

CLINICAL EDUCATION HANDBOOK (Google DOC)

 

Clinical Experience Options

Traditional

The Traditional Pre-II option provides opportunities for teacher candidates to analyze and synthesize teaching principles in classroom settings. During this field experience, candidates formally apply teaching methodologies in the school setting as they develop, implement, and teach a minimum of three separate lessons. Candidates are evaluated using NSU’s conceptual framework outcomes and Oklahoma’s Teacher and Leader Effectiveness (TLE) Observation and Evaluation System standards. Candidates also continue to journal their observations of clinical faculty and analysis of student development and learning. 

In the Pre-Internship II, candidates complete 10 full days, once per week in a PK-12 classroom. In addition, they attend four on-campus seminars covering placement, specific course assignments, and current educational issues.

NEXT

NEXT (Northeastern's Enhanced eXperience in Teaching), provides opportunities for teacher candidates to analyze and synthesize teaching principles in classroom settings. During this field experience, candidates formally apply teaching methodologies in the school setting for 14-16 weeks two days per week. Candidates are evaluated using NSU’s conceptual framework outcomes and Oklahoma’s Teacher and Leader Effectiveness (TLE) Observation and Evaluation System standards. Candidates also continue to journal their observations of the cooperating teacher and analysis of student development and learning.

NEXT candidates complete approximately 28-32 full days, two days per week in a PK-12 classroom. Candidates participating in the NEXT program remain placed at the NEXT placement school throughout the duration of the Full internship resulting in a year-long placement. In addition, candidates complete course requirements for EDUC 4032.

Background Check

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 fears01@nsuok.edu

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