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Clinicals V

Clinical V: CED 450 Practice Teaching- Residency I (formerly Methods) (minimum of 80 school based clinical hours)

CED 450, Clinical V, Residency I, requires a minimum of 80 school based clinical experiences. Candidates are expected to practice teaching for full days on their clinical schedules. This is the first part of the year  long clinical or residency. Candidates will demonstrate expertise at planning, teaching, assessing achievement, writing units, developing professional growth plans, reflecting on outcomes, and collaboration with teachers at their assigned clinical placement school. Teacher candidates will plan, implement and reflect on a minimum of 3 formallesson plans during this clinical. All other lessons candidate will be assigned to teach will include lesson planning and writing. Candidates will focus on improving student achievement while considering the student growth goals for their individual classroom. Monitoring and tracking student success with a plan for reteaching throughout the duration of the year-long residency is required.

Observation Rubric for CED 450

Teacher Candidate Protocol for CED 450


  • Completion of CED 400 with grade B or higher
  • Disclosure of any infractions leading to violation of Professional Code of Ethics (link to Ethics and Disclosure Form)
  • Any violation of Professional Code of Ethics may require new Verified Credentials Background Check and possible hearing before the PEAC Committee.
  • FERPA confidentiality training (link here to online version)
  • Evidence of experiences with diverse populations in prior clinical experiences

Professional Core Courses

  • ELE/EMG/ESE Methods (Pedagogy of Teaching)
  • SED 402 (Differentiation of learning)
  • SED 436 and/or SED 375 for IECE and/or Special Education majors only

Exit requirements

  • Accurate and timely entry of KFETS hours (80+)
  • Signature assessment submission (Unit of Study; Professional Growth Plan in Taskstream)
  • Grade of B or above in CED 450

GATE 3: Admission to Professional Semester (Student Teaching) Residency II.

  • Requires successful completion and demonstration of knowledge and skill sets of Clinical V
  • Application to Student Teaching and approval of application
  • Successful completion of all required course work
  • GPA of 3.75
  • Liability Insurance
  • Medical and TB Risk Assessment
  • KET certificate for Promoting Positive Behavior training modules
  • Background check for the county requested
  • Evidence of successful experiences with diverse populations prior to professional semester
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