Clinical experiences are the pre-student teaching opportunities to observe, tutor, and assist 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 must be completed in diverse settings.
Pre-student teaching clinical experiences are completed in coursework prior to student teaching and can begin as early as freshman year. Course expectations for clinicals are determined by the department based on the enrolled course. Questions about the clinicals can be directed to the clinical professor.
**August 2019 the online Pre-Student Teaching document is transitioning from our multiple step documentation system, in hopes of making it easier for students. When entering your hours, you will start directly on the class search page, where you can enter your search criteria to easily find and verify your course/professor. When you click on the class, you will be taken to the experience document page for entry of your information. During the August transition, several of our resources will be offline until we have time to update them this Fall. If you have documentation questions during this transition time, please see our current resources below or email ClinicalQuestions@IllinoisState.edu