Welcome to Field Services!

You have reached a very exciting part of the program! Supervised Clinical Practice applies to all credential candidates regardless of program or pathway. This experience grants an opportunity for credential candidates to apply all that was learned in coursework and utilize current teaching-learning research to create well-functioning classroom environments, where children in TK-12 grade classrooms interact and learn the state-adopted academic standards. Supervised clinical practice is set up in such a way that credential candidates (employed and non-employed) learn from experienced educators, are evaluated against the TPEs, and receive the support and guidance they need to become effective educators.

To facilitate a successful supervised clinical practice experience, the Office of Field Services provides support to all Teacher Candidates (TC), Cooperating Teachers (CT), and University Supervisors (US) engaged in Stanislaus State Credential Program.

We are excited to assist and guide you through this journey. Please use the information and links below to learn more about our programs and guidelines.

Placement Application

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Spring 2024 Application Period 8/21/23-9/22/23

The placement application is required for all credential candidates regardless of program or pathway. Clearance by Field Services is necessary to proceed with placement whether employed, non-employed or potentially employed.

*The Placement Application is separate from the Graduate School and Credential Program Application.*

Placement Pathways

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Placement Eligibility Requirements

Candidates interested in beginning their supervised clinical practice experience Spring 2024 have until Friday, November 10, 2023, to complete all placement eligibility requirements to be cleared by the Office of Field Services and proceed with the placement process. 

Final clearance deadline is 11/10/23

1. Complete and submit a Clinical Practice Application by or before September 22, 2023.
The application gets your name on the list to have your record reviewed but it does not guarantee clearance.

2. Be admitted and matriculated to Stanislaus State Graduate School and a Credential Program.

3. Have a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0

4. TB Clearance – must be valid for the entire placement period.

5. CCTC Clearance (Fingerprint Clearance) – must be valid for the entire placement period.

6. Full Completion of Basic Skills Requirement - BSR (CBEST) by 11/10/23.

7. Full Completion of Subject Matter Competency - SMC (CSETs) by 11/10/23.

8. Attempt RICA Exam (MSCP and ESCP Only) by 12/10/23.

  • Registration for at least one RICA subtest must be submitted to Field Services by 11/10/23 for conditional clearance. Full clearance will be granted after attempting exam (one subtest will suffice).

  • The RICA attempt deadline is Dec. 10, 2023, to receive results on Dec. 20, 2023.

  • Candidates do not need to pass the attempted exam to move forward with placement, they only take it by 12/10/23. Passage is required by the end of program for credential recommendation.

  • Proof of registration must display candidate's name, subtest registered for and date of exam.

9. Coursework Requirements - Must Complete and Pass w/ C or Better

  • MSCP candidates cannot take: EDMS 4110/4111 OR EDMS 4121 OR more than 3 additional units (aside from the three fieldwork practicum courses) while completing placement. **If the 3 additional unit load will be exceeded, a S&R petition is required for course overload approval.

  • ESCP candidates cannot take: EDSE 4121 OR EDSE 4210 OR EDSE 4440 OR EDSE 4450 OR more than 2 additional program courses (other than the fieldwork practicum courses) while completing placement. **If the 2 additional program courseload will be exceeded, a S&R Petition is required for approval.

  • SSCP candidates must have taken and successfully completed: EDSS 3900 OR be in-progress when submitting the clinical practice placement application. *If EDSS 3900 is in-progress, a Course Verification Form completed by your instructor is required.

**Selection and Review Petitions require submission 2 weeks before committee meeting. The committee only meets once a month. Check out the Teacher Education homepage for meeting dates so you can plan accordingly.

*Register for CBEST/CSET/RICA exams through Pearson Education.

*For CBEST/CSET alternative options, review #3 and #4 of the Credential Program Application Forms section.

Important Information

  • Spring 2024 Consideration: August 21, 2023 - September 22, 2023
    Application will be available 8/21/23.
  • Fall 2024 Consideration: January 26, 2024 - February 29, 2024
    Application will be available 1/26/24.
    CBEST-CSET Results Deadline: 4/26/24.
    Final Clearance Deadline: 4/26/24.
    RICA Attempt Deadline: 7/7/24 to get results by 7/17/24.
    Proof of RICA Registration is required by 4/26/24.

Fall 2023

  • MSCP: August 14, 2023 - December 15, 2023 (All Day Long)
  • ESCP: August 14, 2023 - December 15, 2023 (All Day Long)
  • SSCP: Mid to Late August (Depends on your individual orientation)

Updated: August 23, 2023