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III:  Clinical Experiences

Dependability, Reliability - Attendance & Punctuality


Student teachers must be in school every scheduled day for the full term of the assignment as well as be punctual and regular in attendance for classroom participation.  The school's calendar in relation to vacations, in-service programs, holidays, and daily starting and ending times should be followed. The school district calendar takes precedence over the UIUC calendar.

Candidates are responsible for notifying their cooperating teacher and the university supervisor in case of illness or emergency and provide materials needed to teach assigned daily lessons.

Making up missed student teaching days, is required. If absences become excessive, the clinical experiences program coordinator, in conjunction with the university supervisor, will determine whether the student teaching period will be extended beyond the end of the UIUC semester or terminated.