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Clinical Practices

Rio Salado's Educator Preparation Program actively seeks to combine course content with "real world" application through required school observations and interactions in preK-12 classrooms.  Clinical Practices are embedded throughout the program through field experiences and student teaching.  

Field experiences

Field experiences are a critical component of the Educator Preparation Program. These experiences require teacher candidates to complete observation, participation, and whole class teaching requirements. 

Field experiences

Student Teaching

Student Teaching is a minimum of a 12-week, full-time experience in a K-12 setting for our traditional post baccalaureate program. Within the Teacher in Residence Program,  teacher candidates complete a minimum of 1-year student teaching in a K-12 setting. 

Student Teaching