FIELD AND CLINICAL PRACTICE
Office of Teacher Education
College of Education
Tennessee Tech University
Box 5092 • Cookeville, TN 38505
APPLICATION DEADLINESResidency I:January 31stResidency II:December 10thStudent Teaching:Fall- January 31stSpring- August 31st
Field and Clinical Practice is an integral part of College of Education teacher candidate preparation at TTU. The Office of Teacher Education plans quality experiences in school settings that range from classroom observational experiences early in the program to pre-residency experiences where beginning instructional skills are practiced under the direction of a mentoring teacher. Pre-Residency field experiences may involve between 30 to 90 hours of involvement depending on the course associated with that experience. During candidates’ early field work they are encouraged to gain additional experience with several grade levels through volunteer or after-school programs.
Clinical Practice is the culmination of teacher preparation and involves either a Residency (Ready2Teach) experience or a Student Teaching experience.