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III:  Clinical Experiences

Work Stoppages in Student Teaching / Clinical Placements


University of Illinois @ Urbana-Champaign licensure candidates are to assume the role of neutral persons and to maintain an uninvolved status with respect to work stoppage.  In the event the work stoppage continues for a week or more, the clinical experiences program coordinator may make arrangements for an extended student teaching time period, a new placement in another district, or an appropriate substitute experience.

Candidates shall not be required to cross picket lines or to supervise classes when such action would constitute a breaking of the work stoppage. Candidates may, at their discretion, attend teachers' association meetings, faculty meetings, school board meetings, and other gatherings concerning the work stoppage in the role of interested observer.