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Clinical Practice Application Process

To apply for Clinical Practice you must complete the following:

  • Submit your application one semester prior to the Clinical Practice Semester. The application period will be the first three weeks of the semester.
  • Complete the applicant survey. An email with the next steps will go out to each student.
  • Submit a program evaluation signed by your advisor by the end of the application period.

All Clinical Practice candidates must meet specific requirements and complete certain trainings before being admitted. These requirements are:

  • Admission to the Teacher Education Program (TEP) is mandatory.
  • Grade Point Average (GPA) and coursework requirements:
    • Candidate must have obtained a cumulative GPA of 2.75 (including transfer credit).
    • All coursework completed at Morehead State University must reflect an overall 2.75 GPA.
    • Within the area of concentration, major(s), academic component(s), and professional education coursework, the candidate must have a minimum GPA of 2.75.
    • ALL GPA requirements are based on a 4.0 scale.
  • A minimum grade of “C” is mandatory for each course that requires clinical experience hours and for ALL TEP-restricted courses (those requiring TEP admission as a prerequisite).
  • A minimum of ninety (90) semester hours must have been successfully completed.
  • A minimum of seventy-five (75) percent of course requirements, in area or teaching component(s) as required by program, must have been successfully completed. This includes ALL methods courses.
  • One semester (minimum 12 hours) must have been completed at Morehead State University prior to student teaching.
  • Candidate must have a bona fide major for teacher certification (see Curriculum Standards ST-2).
  • A background check and any other required checks must be completed, and a copy of the results given to the College of Education and the district where the student is placed. Specific details to obtain your background check are given at the Clinical Practice Eligibility Review sessions during the application period.
  • A minimum of 200 clinical field experience hours must be completed prior to student teaching.

Teacher Education Program (TEP)

Leah Rucker

203B Ginger Hall - MSU
Morehead, KY 40351

PHONE: 606-783- 9352