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Clinical Practice

Below is information about clinical practice including when it is offered and how to apply.

  1. What is the Clinical Practice portion of the teacher preparation program?
  2. When is Clinical Practice Offered?
  3. How to Apply for Clinical Practice
  4. Placement of Student Teachers
  5. Clinical Practice Deadlines
  6. Clinical Practice Application
  7. Clinical Practice Forms and Handbooks
  8. Contact Us

1. What is the Clinical Practice portion of the teacher preparation program?

Clinical practice is the culmination of the educational foundations, methodology, and field experience components of the teacher education program.

Clinical practice is a cooperative effort between school districts and Cal Poly Pomona University. All students are required to complete two quarters or blocks of clinical practice. Normally, the two blocks will be in different districts.

In the Multiple Subject program, one block will be a primary (K-3) placement and the other block an upper grade (4-6) placement.

In the Single Subject program, one block will be at the middle or junior high school level and the other block at the high school level. Normally, the two blocks will be in different districts. Also, Single Subject student teachers may be required to teach more than one grade level in their content area. They must teach four periods of subject area.

In Education Specialist program, assignments are made based on the credential, either in a Mild/Moderate classroom or a Moderate/Severe classroom.

2. When Is Clinical Practice Offered?

Clinical practice is offered Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters for the Education Specialist, Multiple Subject and Single Subject Programs.

3. How To Apply for Clinical Practice

An application is required for clinical practice. They are available in the Credential Service Office located in building 6 room 212 or in the Clinical Practice Office, Building 6 room 105. Please make sure that you apply for clinical practice by the deadline for the quarter in which you wish to student teach.

4. Placement of Student Teachers

The Office of Clinical Practice is responsible for placing all student teachers in cooperating school districts in the Cal Poly Service area. Student teachers do not place themselves.

You will be assigned a university supervisor who will make visits to your school site each week for observation and evaluation of your student teaching.

5. Clinical Practice Deadlines

6. Clinical Practice Application

7. Clinical Practice Forms and Handbooks

8. Contact Us

Janet Humble 
Phone: (909) 869 -2309 
Email: jhumble@csupomona.edu

Tami Patterson 
Phone: (909) 869 - 4300 
Email: tpatterson@csupomona.edu

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Placement Specialist:

Janet Humble
Email Janet
Phone Number: 909-869-2309
Office Location: Building 6, Room 103


Placement Specialist:

Tami Patterson
Email Tami
Phone Number: 909-869-4300
Office Location: Bldg 6, Room 106