SPED 4002 Handbook
You MUST take a copy of the SPED 4002 field experience requirements to your host teacher on the FIRST field experience visit. This document will be included in your course syllabus. The course syllabus is available on this web site: ELCSE Syllabi
Requirements for Admission to the Teacher Education Program
1. Successfully complete a criminal background check:
In order to gain access to the field experience online placement system, all teacher candidates must complete the following documents: background check form, Tort Liability Insurance application, and Student Applied Learning Experience Agreement (MOU).
Due to the sensitive nature of working with children in a public/private school system, a background check is required for all teacher candidates who are enrolled in an education class. A background check must be done at the beginning of the semester when you take your first education class requiring a placement in the schools.
2. Tort Liability
Liability insurance must be purchased prior to beginning the first education class (EDUC 2110/2120/2130 or SPED 4002). This liability insurance will be needed for the duration of your education program. Therefore, we recommend that you purchase enough years of coverage to extend until your expected graduation date. Liability insurance can be purchased from either SPAGE or SGAE (websites are listed below). Proof of liability insurance must be provided to Charlene Blankenship. For more information on the Tort Liability Insurance, contact:
SPAGE (Student Professional Association of Georgia Educators)
GAE (Georgia Association of Educators)
Expected Conduct and Dress Code
As a teacher candidate of Georgia Regents University, you are representing the College of Education. You must dress professionally, which means no jeans, no sweat suits, no shorts, no flip flops. Inappropriate behavior or dress will not be tolerated and teacher candidates who exhibit such behavior risk being withdrawn from the class.
For more information on the definition of professional dress, you must read the document at this link: GRU Dress and Appearance of Teacher Candidates
For More Information
For more information on specific course requirements, visit this web site: www.aug.edu/elcse/syllabi.php
Attendance Documentation Directions Submit in Elroy through the My GRU account
Collaborating Teacher Packet - You are required to print this out and take to your host teacher.
Field Experience Evaluation Form - To be completed by the host teacher. Click here to find the new electronic evaluation form.
Field Experience Dates for 3000/4000 level education classes
Field Experience Goals
Criminal Background Check Form
Field Experience Documentation - For Employed MAT or Undergraduate Teacher Candidates
Powerpoint Presentation - View for further explanation about the field experience placement.
Directions to Access the Field Experience Placement Form
List of Potential Field Experience Schools - Excel format
Frequently Asked Questions
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