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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 Ebony Chavis, our Fieldwork Coordinator, at: echavis@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

Note: Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19, all deadlines noted below are subject to change.  Feel free to email Dr. Billig ( bbillig@ccny.cuny.edu ) if you have questions.

STUDENT TEACHING, INTENT TO STUDENT TEACH/PRACTICUM APPLICATIONS FOR FALL 2020

Please be aware that our Combined Student Teaching/Intent to Student Teach/Practicum application for the Fall 2020 semester will be available in the Office of Clinical Practice (OCP – North Academic Center, Room 6/207A) as of Monday, January 27, 2020.  [Note: Please speak with the OCP staff if you have any questions about your specific program.]

COMPLETING YOUR APPLICATION

All applicants must meet with their respective Program Advisor in order to complete the application before bringing it to the OCP. You must submit your completed application to the OCP no later than Friday, April 17, 2020. Make certain that you schedule your meeting with Dr. Bruce M. Billig, the Director of the Office of Clinical Practice, after submitting your completed application. [Note: The OCP staff will advise you regarding your meeting with Dr. Billig.]

Note: You must provide evidence that you had passed one of the NYS Certification Exams (i.e. CST or EAS) by May 1, 2020. The last date to take a Certification exam and have a score in time to student teach in Fall 2020 is April 12, 2020. [Note: Check specific test dates for your Program's CST by going to NYSTCE.org]

SCHEDULING YOUR MEETING WITH THE DIRECTOR OF THE OFE - DR. BRUCE BILLIG

When you submit your completed application to the OCP, please schedule a meeting with Dr. Billig before May 1, 2020. This meeting is extremely important because you will have an opportunity to have your questions and/or concerns addressed. WE STRONGLY SUGGEST THAT YOU SCHEDULE YOUR MEETING 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 one of the required NYSED tests, approval from your Program Advisor and meet with Dr. Billig before May 1, 2020. [Note: If you miss this deadline, you may need to postpone your Student Teaching/Practicum until the Spring 2021 semester.]

OTHER DATES TO REMEMBER

You are required to attend our Student Teaching Orientation Workshop for the Fall 2020 semester in early September 2020 (date TBA) in North Academic Center Room 4/220B 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 2020 (dateTBA).  Student teaching ends in December 2020. (TBA). Contact the OCP (North Academic Center, Room 6/207A) if you have any questions (212-650-6915).