School of Education
The UNH College of Professional Studies embeds the required clinical hours into the clinical courses. Students complete the required hours for Department of Education certification within these courses. Your coursework and assignments build capacity over time and are hands-on, research based, and directly applicable to the students’ practice.
Creating a Successful Clinical Placement
Read our tips and advice for setting up a successful field placement for your clinical work.
Clinical A Course Requirements Overview
Find a list of Clinical A courses at the introductory, intermediate and advanced levels, including the requirements you’ll complete for each.
Review Requirement Clinical A course field assignment descriptions and due dates
Professional Disposition Assessment
“Dispositions” refers to the personal and professional qualities or characteristics that are possessed by an educator, including their commitments, values, and ethics. This template will evaluate candidates on these qualities and provide a score.
Teacher candidates are observed and scored on items identified according to the level course being taken. Use the following tools to understand and successfully fulfill the requirements.
As a teacher candidate, you are required to log clinical hours at your cooperating school. Clinical hours must include the supervision (not necessarily presence) of an experienced, certified professional during which a teacher candidate participates in the instruction and assessment of students. Use the following resources to coordinate and organize your clinical hours.
Reflective Analysis of Student Work (RASW)
The purpose of the RASW is to help you form a “habit of mind” where you are reflecting upon your impact on the student, i.e. are they learning? And if not, how can you address the issues in order to help the student make progress? The following resources will help you record your reflective analysis.
For Supervising Practitioners
A Supervising Practitioner observes the teacher candidate in the field, provides suggestions regarding the candidate’s teaching assignments, mentors and supports the candidate throughout the placement, confers with the candidate for an average of 10 hours per course, and offers input and feedback on the teacher candidate’s UNH CPS class assignments when solicited by the candidate
To serve as a supervising practitioner, you must have a minimum of five years teaching experience and hold current certification in the area in which the candidate wishes to become certified.
Here are additional resources to help you support a teacher candidate as a supervising practitioner!
- Supervising Practitioner Authorization Form
- General Information for Supervising Practitioners
- Supervising Practitioner Orientation
- Field Placement and Clinical Experiences for Cooperating Schools and Programs
- Role of the Supervising Practitioner
- Clinical Hour Requirements by Certification
- Observation and Post Conference Assignment
- Supervising Practitioner Lesson Feedback Form
- Post Observation Discussion Topics
- Request for Professional Development Hours
- TCAP Supervising Practitioner Survey
For Cooperating Schools and Programs
Our field-based, job-embedded certification programs allow teacher candidates to become certified while working or volunteering in a school. Read our overview for schools and programs to better understand how our program is structured, the responsibilities of our candidates, and how they will be observed and evaluated in your organization.