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Clinical Practicum/advisement for Reading & Literacy, Clinical Teaching

This course is designed for graduate students in the Reading & Literacy programs who are assistant or head teachers and, therefore, are in one classroom placement for the entire school year. To fulfill New York State requirements, the clinical practicum offers participants the opportunity to gain experience teaching a range of children, many of whom struggle to read and write, and who are of varied ages and backgrounds. Participants work as student teachers in a clinical setting with children. An advisor will visit the practicum site to observe and discuss the student’s clinical practice. Graduate students participate in a conference group that will include the exchange and analysis of ongoing professional experiences and provide a forum for integrating theory and practice.