Practice-Based Experience / Observation

Within the context of the University’s Teacher Education Program and clinical experiences, students taking practicum courses through the College of Professional Education as well as the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Health Sciences are placed in early childhood through grade 12 educational settings. These sites allow certification candidates to observe teaching and participate in field experiences working with veteran teachers in addition to allowing clinical experiences for students working with school psychologists, counselors and nurses in area school districts. The Office of Clinical Practices is here to facilitate your observation or practice-based experience placements. All TWU placements go through our office to ensure that proper procedures are followed for district placements. Students at districts without proper authorization can become a liability for the school districts as well as TWU.


All student applications and accompanying background paperwork must be received in Stoddard Hall, Room 202C, by the posted deadline to obtain placement. Course instructors may have a prior deadline that the student is required to adhere to. Final deadline for submitting requests:

  • Fall Semester - Monday, September 9, 2019
  • Spring Semester - Monday, January 27, 2020

The links below will provide access to the student application and instructions. Read and follow application instructions carefully. Incomplete applications cannot be processed.

For courses that require the entire class to participate together at one school site for their practice-based experience, the professor submits a course application along with all required paperwork as a packet. The professor will click Course for instructions if their class is required to go to one school site as a group. 

Page last updated 8:28 AM, March 22, 2019