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Office of Clinical Practice

Welcome!

"On my journey to becoming a teacher I hope to inspire students to empower themselves,
take a step forward and change the world in which we live."

-Written by a graduating senior

If you have any questions concerning fieldwork experiences or student teaching, please read the FAQs and/or the Handbooks.

For further information, please call the Office of Clinical Practice (OCP) at: 212-650-6915. For Fieldwork information, please email Yolaine Nivar, our Fieldwork Coordinator, at: ynivar@ccny.cuny.edu.  For Student Teaching information, please email Noris Rodriguez, our Student Teacher Manager, at: nrodriguez1@ccny.cuny.edu.  For questions for the Director of the Office of Clinical Practice, Dr. Bruce Billig, please email him at: bbillig@ccny.cuny.edu.
 

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND DEADLINES

STUDENT TEACHING, PRACTICUM AND SUPERVISED TEACHING APPLICATIONS FOR FALL 2016

Please be aware that our Student Teaching, Practicum and Supervised Teaching applications for the FALL 2016 semester will be available in the Office of Clinical Practice (OCP – NAC 6/207A) as of Friday, January 29, 2016 [Note: Childhood Education, Bilingual Childhood Education (Undergrad), Early Childhood Ed at CWE, Early Childhood Ed Graduate Program and Educational Theatre have a different application process.  Please speak with the OCP staff for the specifics.]

COMPLETING YOUR APPLICATION

All applicants must meet with their respective Program Advisor in order to complete the Student Teaching, Practicum and Supervised Teaching application before bringing it to the OCP. The application includes an autobiographical essay/reflective paper that must be typed, three to five pages in length, double spaced, one-sided, Times New Roman and a font of 12. You must submit your completed application to the OCP no later than April 15, 2016. Make certain that you schedule your interview with Dr. Bruce M. Billig, the Director of the Office of Clinical Practice, after submitting your completed application. Interviews with Dr. Billig will be conducted from February 8, 2016 through May 13, 2016.  Please schedule your interview as soon as possible.

Note: You must provide evidence that you had passed one of the NYS Certification Exams (CST, ALST, or EAS) by May 20, 2016.  The last date to take a Certification exam and have a score in time to student teach in the Fall 2016 is April 30, 2016.

SCHEDULING YOUR INTERVIEW WITH THE DIRECTOR OF THE OFE

When you submit your completed application to the OCP, please schedule an interview with Dr. Billig. This interview is extremely important in order for your application to be approved. WE STRONGLY SUGGEST THAT YOU SCHEDULE YOUR INTERVIEW WITH DR. BILLIG IN FEBRUARY, MARCH, OR APRIL.   DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE "LAST MINUTE".

FINAL DEADLINE

Make certain that you have satisfied all application conditions (e.g., course grades, required number of fieldwork hours, passed a required NYSED test, approval from your Program Advisor and interview with Dr. Billig prior to May 13, 2016[Note: If you miss this deadline, you may need to postpone your Student Teaching/Practicum until the Spring 2017 semester.]

OTHER DATES TO REMEMBER

You are required to attend our Student Teaching Orientation Workshop for the Fall 2016 semester in late August, 2016 (date TBA) in NAC 4/220 B from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Please be available on (date TBA) to meet with your cooperating teacher at your school site. The first day of Student Teaching is in September, 2016 (TBA).  Student teaching ends in December, 2016 (TBA). Contact the OCP (NAC 6/207A) if you have any questions 212-650-6915.