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Office of Field Experiences. Internship/Student Teaching Application Workshop for Spring 2015 Placement Application Deadline: Friday, September 19 at 5:00p.m. Some programs have earlier deadlines. OFE.wcu.edu Killian Suite 201, Cullowhee, NC 28723 828-227-7314 [email protected]

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Office of Field Experiences

Internship/Student Teaching Application Workshop for Spring 2015 PlacementApplication Deadline: Friday, September 19 at 5:00p.m.Some programs have earlier deadlines.

OFE.wcu.edu

Killian Suite 201, Cullowhee, NC 28723

828-227-7314

[email protected]


ARE YOU ELIGIBILE?

CHECK

WITH YOUR

PROGRAM ADVISOR


Undergraduate Application Eligibility Requirements

  • Admission to the Teacher Education Program – including Praxis CORE requirement

  • Acceptable program GPA

  • Completed ENGL 202 or equivalent with at least a “C”

  • Encouraged to have completed PSY 323 or SPED 339 or equivalent with at least a “C”

    DO NOT apply if you have not met all of the above – Your application will be returned unprocessed

    If you have special circumstances concerning any but the Teacher Education Admission, make an appointment with the Director of Field Experiences.


Application Process

  • Apply through your program portfolio on TaskStream.

  • Attach your background check recheck and a professional resume.

  • Fill out the electronic form attached to the application page.

  • MAKE SURE TO SUBMIT!


Not Employed in Classroom

  • Review application and instructions on ofe.wcu.edu

  • Subscribe to TaskStream.

  • Order criminal background check (takes 3-5 business days)

  • Make appointment with advisor

  • Prepare résumé and have reviewed by Career Services (takes time for review)

  • Complete TaskStream – in your program licensure portfolio

  • Submit to CEAP Master by 5:00 pm on September 19th.


In your Program Portfolio, Choose Intern/Student Teaching Application


READ The Directions and Supplementary Links


Complete the Online Form and Attachments


School Interviews

  • During the placement process you may be called for an interview. Have a professional ringback and voice mail set up in case you get this call. Listen to the message before you call back.

  • Professional behavior is expected at all times in any contact with our school partners.

  • Under no circumstances may you contact a school administrator or teacher to arrange your own placement!!


Background Checks

  • Background checks must be younger than 6 months

  • Package Code: CU98re; PIN: 92# (Currently enrolled in PSY 323, SPED 339; or EDCI 201)

  • Package Code: WG18re; Cost = $19 (not currently enrolled in mentioned courses above)

  • Self disclosure – if you are arrested after background check, notify the Director of Field Experiences within 72 hours.


Enter Package Code


Accept Terms and Continue


Enter Personal ID# (Student ID#), if Prompted


Available School SystemsFor Residential Program Students – including commuters

Macon

Madison

McDowell

Mitchell

Polk

Rutherford

Swain

Transylvania

Yancey

  • Buncombe

  • Asheville City

  • Cherokee County

  • Cherokee Central

    drug test required

  • Clay

  • Graham

  • Haywood

  • Henderson

  • Jackson


Buncombe County Schools

  • Buncombe County requires the NC Health Certificate at the time of application.

  • An additional release form is required by OFE.

  • Health exams can be completed at the WCU health center for full-time residential program students. Be certain to bring the form with personal information completed to the appointment.

  • The health form and release form must be submitted to OFE by the application deadline.


Employed in Classroom

  • Upload the following on TaskStream

    • Site Supervisor Form is a fillable pdf on the website;

    • a copy of the mentor teacher’s license

    • Background check

    • Professional Résumé

  • Check with your Human Resources - about Student Teaching in your classroom or school. Some systems require that you take unpaid leave.


Site Supervisor Form

  • http://www.wcu.edu/academics/departments-schools-colleges/CEAP/ceap-depts/office-of-field-experiences-ofe/students/internships-and-student-teaching/application-forms-and-process/index.asp


Application Deadline

Friday, September 19 at 5:00 p.m.

  • Incomplete applications will not be accepted or processed.

  • Plan carefully to ensure meeting deadline and to avoid delaying your progress toward program completion.

  • Some portions of the application require several days to complete.

    If you do not qualify, please do not apply. It will be returned.


What to Expect

  • Placements confirmed between 1-3 months after the deadline.

  • Principals make the final decision about which students to host.

  • Notification of placement sent via catamount email.

  • Placements may change after confirmation due to personnel changes and other unforeseen circumstances. Affected students are notified as soon as possible.


Preparing for Internship/Student Teaching

  • Review electronic Internship/Student Teaching Handbook at OFE.wcu.edu.

  • Complete Health Certificate and submit directly to principal the first day of Internship.

    http://www.wcu.edu/WebFiles/PDFs/OFE_HealthForm.pdf

    Unless placement was requested in Buncombe County Schools, do not bring health certificate to the OFE.


Contact Cooperating Teacher

  • Check the school website and contact your cooperating teacher to introduce yourself and thank him/her for working with you.

  • Share contact information (email, cell #)

  • Establish clear expectations for the first day you will arrive at the school.

  • Intern I-First week of WCU classes.

  • Intern II-First day your teacher returns.


SOCIAL MEDIA

Principals have the right to cancel placements at any time.

Do not risk losing your placement!

  • Do Not “Friend” Students

  • Do Not “Friend” Fellow Teachers & Staff

  • Do Not mention anything about the school, the students, or the staff even on “private” account

    Remember – assume that anything you have in any electronic format is public.


OFE Contact Information

Director: Dr. Chená Flood

E-mail: [email protected]

Admin Assistant: Annie McCord Muse

Email: [email protected]

Office of Field Experiences ofe.wcu.edu

201 Killian, Cullowhee, NC 28723

Phone:(828) 227-7314

Fax:(828) 227-7090


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