Clinical Experiences Checklist
Clinical experiences are the first exposure to observation, tutoring, assisting, small group and whole class instruction in schools and other agencies. A minimum of 100 clinical hours are earned before student teaching and at least 50 of these hours are completed in diverse settings.
Clinical experiences are completed in coursework before student teaching starting as early as freshman year.
Before starting a clinical experience
Submit an Illinois State Police fingerprint Criminal Background Check (CBC) to the TEC.
CBC's expire one year from the date CBC was processed by the state police.
- Complete cbc at least 2 weeks before start of clinical to allow for processing.
Check with your course instructor for information about your site. See clinical options below:
Complete district/agency requirements for your assigned site.
- Make sure to have appropriate Insurance Coverage.
- Review the Site Code of Conduct and Rights and Responsibilities.
- Know that transportation to all sites are the student's responsibility.
After completing a clinical experience
Complete the Blue Scantron Forms (Blue Docs) provided by your instructor using the codes below. Forms must be submitted to the TEC by instructors only.
Spring blue docs will be recorded by the end of June. Summer and fall blue docs will be recorded by the end of February.