Below is information about clinical practice including when it is offered and how to apply.
- What is the Clinical Practice portion of the teacher preparation program?
- When is Clinical Practice Offered?
- How to Apply for Clinical Practice
- Placement of Student Teachers
- Clinical Practice Deadlines
- Clinical Practice Application
- Clinical Practice Forms and Handbooks
- Contact Us
Clinical practice is the culmination of the educational foundations, methodology, and field experience components of the teacher education program.
Clinical practice is a cooperative effort between school districts and Cal Poly Pomona University. All students are required to complete two quarters or blocks of clinical practice. Normally, the two blocks will be in different districts.
In the Multiple Subject program, one block will be a primary (K-3) placement and the other block an upper grade (4-6) placement.
In the Single Subject program, one block will be at the middle or junior high school level and the other block at the high school level. Normally, the two blocks will be in different districts. Also, Single Subject student teachers may be required to teach more than one grade level in their content area. They must teach four periods of subject area.
In Education Specialist program, assignments are made based on the credential, either in a Mild/Moderate classroom or a Moderate/Severe classroom.
Clinical practice is offered Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters for the Education Specialist, Multiple Subject and Single Subject Programs.
An application is required for clinical practice. They are available ithe Forms web site. Please make sure that you apply for clinical practice by the deadline for the quarter in which you wish to student teach.
The Office of Clinical Practice is responsible for placing all student teachers in cooperating school districts in the Cal Poly Service area. Student teachers do not place themselves.
You will be assigned a university supervisor who will make visits to your school site each week for observation and evaluation of your student teaching.
- Clinical Practice Application (PDF Download)
- Clinical Practice Supplemental Application for Long Term Assignment (PDF Download)
Phone: (909) 869-2309