Calendar for the Academic Year
Important Calendar Dates
It is strongly suggested that all medical exams and TB testing be done at the CUP Health Center in Becht Hall. This is the best way to insure all data is accurately reported so that the Office of Field Services can record your medical clearance is completed. Also, TB testing will require two office visits (one to administer the test and a second to read the results), much easier to accomplish if done on campus. However you may choose to have your medical clearance done by your personal physician. If you choose to not utilize the University Health Center follow directions exactly as found under Clearances – Medical Clearances on the Office of Field Services Webpage.
There have been many changes to the requirements for clearances for the education department. Each student will need to be aware of their specific requirements. The following is the schedule with times set aside by the Center for Wellness on the second floor of Becht to help students meet the requirements.
Week 1: Any student required to have a two-step tb test (CSD, ECH, SPED PreK-12, Mid-level, and Secondary Ed) and Rehab Science majors:
First-step tb tests will be placed from 9-11AM or 1:30-3:30PM, January 14 or 15, 2020. A return visit will be necessary January 17, 2020, to have the tb test read.
Week 3: The second step of the two-step tb tests will be placed from 9-11AM or 1:30-3:30PM, January 28 or 29, 2020. A return visit will be necessary January 31 to have the test read.
ECH, SPED PreK-12, Mid-level and Secondary Ed students are required to have a two-step tb test done once.
ECH and SPED PreK-12 are also required to have a physical exam every 24 months and scheduling for those are during the dates and hours listed above.
Rehab Science students are required to have a one-step tb test every two years and can come during either week 1 or 3 as above. They are also required to have physicals yearlyand scheduling of the physicals will be done during the dates and times listed above.
CSD students are required to have two-step tb testing and physicals at the discretion of their placements.
Physical Only: students who meet the requirements of tb testing and only need to schedule an updated physical should come during the above times as well.
*A two-step tb test is required for all Education majors once during their college enrollment. A two-step tb test requires getting 2 separate tb tests a specified time apart.
*Please note Middle Level/SECONDARY ED MAJORS are scheduled during WEEKS 2 AND 4. Both visits are necessary to complete two-step tb testing.
*Please contact the Health Center with any scheduling questions regarding the dates set aside for ECH, Mid-level, Secondary BLOCKS, CSD and Rehab Science Physicals and TB testing.
All of the following information must be updated and on file in the Office of Field Services before you are able to student teach:
- Current Physical (ECH and SPED majors ONLY)
- TB test
- Clearances Act 24, 33, 34, 151
- Current Liability Insurance ($1,000,000)
- *RECOMMENDED* Pearson Exam/Praxis II test taken or Seat Ticket showing that you are registered for the needed test prior to student teaching and passing the required exam before graduating.
** If any of these informational items are not current or in the Office of Field Services by the given dates you will need to complete your student teaching experience the following semester.
Block Student Teacher fall 2019
- ECH PreK - K Block: Monday, October 28 - Tuesday, November 26
- ECH 1 - 4 Block: Monday, October 28 - Tuesday, November 26
- Middle/Secondary Level Block: Monday, October 28 - Tuesday, November 26
- SPED Block:
- Placement 1 - Monday, October 21 - Friday, November 8
- Placement 2 - Monday, November 11 - Friday, December 6
Student Teaching Schedule Fall 2019
|Student Teacher Orientation #1||Aug. 26, 2019|
|First day of Student Teaching||Aug. 27, 2019|
|Contact second placement cooperating teacher and send informational letter||No later than Oct. 4, 2019|
|End of first placement||Oct. 18, 2019|
|Student Teacher Orientation #2||Oct. 21, 2019|
|Beginning of second placement||Oct. 22, 2019|
|Last day of student teaching||Dec. 11, 2019|
|Graduation||Dec. 14, 2019|
block student schedule spring 2020
- ECH PreK - K Block: TBD
- ECH 1 - 4 Block: TBD
- SPED Block:
Placement 1 - Monday, March 9 - Tuesday, March 31
Placement 2 - Wednesday, April 1 - Friday, April 24
Student Teaching Schedule Spring 2020
|Contact first placement cooperating teacher and send informational letter||January 3, 2020|
|Student Teacher Orientation #1||January 13, 2020|
|First day of Student Teaching||January 14, 2020|
|Contact second placement cooperating teacher and send informational letter||March 28, 2020|
|End of first placement||March 6, 2020|
|Student Teacher Orientation #2||March 9, 2020|
|Beginning of second placement||March 10, 2020|
|Job Fair||See Career Services for more information|
|Last Day for Student Teaching||April 29, 2020|
|Graduation||May 2, 2020|
Teacher candidates follow the school districts' calendar. There may be some variations in dates according to your major. Please call for appointments.