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Clinical (Field) Experience

In order to maintain eligibility for teacher certification, each student admitted into the Teacher Education Program must complete the required number of clinical experience hours as designated by their program of study before they are eligible for clinical practice (student teaching).  Refer to the Teacher Education Program Handbook (link TEP handbook here) for a list of the required field experience hours designated for your program of study that must be completed prior to clinical practice.
The Office of Quality Assurance and Accreditation coordinates the placement of university students in education programs at designated sites in our clinical experience and clinical practice network.  Morehead State University’s clinical experiences represent the core of our education preparation program and serve as a vital part of all professional education courses.  Classes requiring clinical experiences provide a wide range of opportunities for teacher candidates.  Each semester the Office of Quality Assurance and Accreditation makes approximately 14,000 hours of clinical experience placements, which span from foundations to advanced methods courses.  Clinical experiences are designed to provide teacher candidates with opportunities to view the entire scope of teaching in a classroom setting and to develop skills and self-confidence necessary to be effective teachers.  These carefully planned clinical experiences are woven into every aspect of the Teacher Education Program curriculum.  Teacher Candidates must fulfill state and university certification requirements and clinical experience requirements prior to clinical practice.  These classes are listed in the TEP Handbook (link TEP handbook here).
All teacher education candidates planning to student teach after fall of 2013 are advised that they must meet the revised clinical experience requirements outlined in the EPSB New Student Teaching Regulations document.  If candidates are unclear about clinical experience requirements, candidates should consult with their advisor and / or the designated coordinator for their teacher education program.
 

All teacher education candidates planning to student teach after Fall of 2013 are advised that they must meet revised field experience requirements outlined in the EPSB New Student Teaching Regulations document below. If candidates are unclear about field experience requirements, candidates should consult with their advisor and/or the designated coordinator for their teacher education program.

 

EDUC 240

Students may get up to 50 Level II & III clinical hours by taking the EDUC 240 course.  Your success in this course will be determined by your ability to read and follow directions established for this course carefully.  MSU’s Director of Quality Assurance & Accreditation, Kim Nettleton, is available to meet and answer any questions you have and will email you course directions throughout the semester.  You can reach Kim Nettleton at 606-783-5483 or k.nettleton@moreheadstate.edu
   

Kentucky Field Experience Tracking System (KFETS)

The Kentucky Field Experience Tracking System (KFETS) is no longer a requirement for MSU students.  The University has chosen to opt out of this system since Taskstream is being used to track clinical field experience for all MSU students.