The Michigan Department of Education requires a minimum of 100 clock hours of field experience prior to the student teaching placement. It is the belief of Siena’s Teacher Education Program that the more experience students have prior to student teaching, the greater their chances of a successful student teaching placement.
As a result, it is Siena’s policy that ICP students will log 224 clock hours of field experience prior to the student teaching placement.
The mentored internship will consist of supervised observation, participation, and teaching primarily in Lenawee County middle and high schools. Michigan’s Entry Level Standards for Teachers are the focus of the assessment tool used for this field experience.
During the fall semester, students will spend two full days per week in their student teaching classrooms (14 clock hours x 16 weeks = 224 clock hours).