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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Fall 2024 Placement Consideration

FA24 Placement Application Closed 2/29/24

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

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

FA24 Placement Application Closed

Placement Pathways

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Placement Eligibility Requirements

Candidates interested in beginning their supervised clinical practice experience Fall 2024 must submit a Clinical Practice Placement Application by 2/29/24 for consideration. 

Candidates have until Friday, April 26, 2024, to complete all placement eligibility requirements and submit the appropriate verification to be cleared by the Office of Field Services and proceed with the placement process. 

Final clearance deadline is 4/26/24

1. Complete and submit a Placement Application on or before February 29, 2024.
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 4/26/24.

7. Full Completion of Subject Matter Competency - SMC (CSETs) by 4/26/24.

8. Attempt RICA Exam (MSCP and ESCP Only) by 7/7/24.

  • Registration for at least one RICA subtest must be submitted to Field Services by 4/26/24 for conditional clearance. Full clearance will be granted after attempting exam (one subtest will suffice).

  • The RICA attempt deadline is July 7, 2024, to receive results on July 17, 2024.

  • Candidates do not need to pass the attempted exam to move forward with placement, they only take it by 7/7/24. 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 2025 Consideration: August 21, 2024 - September 30, 2024
    Placement Application will be available until 8/21/24 to get your name on a review list.
    Final Clearance Deadline to Proceed w/Supervised Clinical Practice: 10/25/24.
    CBEST-CSET Passing Results Deadline: 10/25/24.
    Submitting RICA Registration Deadline: 10/25/24.
    RICA Attempt Deadline: TBD *MSCP/ESCP Candidates Only*
     
  • Fall 2025 Consideration: January 28, 2025 - March 7, 2025
    Placement Application will be available until 1/28/25 to get your name on a review list.
    Final Clearance Deadline to Proceed w/Supervised Clinical Practice: TBD 
    CBEST-CSET Passing Results Deadline: TBD 
    Submitting RICA Registration Deadline: TBD 
    RICA Attempt Deadline: TBD *MSCP/ESCP Candidates Only*

Spring 2024

  • MSCP: January 16, 2024 - May 24, 2024 (All Day Long)
  • ESCP: January 16, 2024 - May 24, 2024 (All Day Long)
  • SSCP: Mid to Late January (Depends on your individual orientation)

Fall 2024

  • MSCP: August 12, 2024 - December 20, 2024 (All Day Long)
  • ESCP: August 12, 2024 - December 20, 2024 (All Day Long)
  • SSCP: Mid to Late August (Depends on your individual orientation)

Updated: April 03, 2024