School of Education

Graduate Practicum
(Additional or Changing Certification)

Graduate practicum is the culminating clinical experience for all teacher candidates who have a Bachelor's Degree and a teaching certification and are seeking their Master's Degree and to add an additional certification. Those teacher candidates who are anticipating completing their practicum clinical experience within the next year should review the following information below carefully.



    • ALL documents must be completed and submitted digitally as a PDF to
    • Please remember to save the PDF with your last name, first name - student teaching application.
    • Pictures taken on your phone will not be accepted.


  • Remember all student teaching applications require a resume that is in the preferred School of Education format.

The following resume templates can be used to ensure you have all of the required resume components.

It is highly recommended that you schedule a meeting with the School of Education Career Coach, Kathy Tonkovich (, for help building your resume.

Teacher candidates completing their Graduate Practicum who are currently employed as a classroom teacher may be eligible to complete a job-embedded graduate practicum placement. Eligibility is dependent upon New York State Certification Requirements, the position in which the candidate is employed, classroom composition, and approval from their Graduate Program Director.

In order to apply for a job-embedded graduate practicum experience, teacher candidates must follow the steps below.

The Office of Clinical Experiences and Partnerships will review the proposal to determine if the placement meets all New York State requirements. Teacher candidates will be notified via email of the decision.



Graduate Practicum Program Areas

Inclusive Adolescence
Inclusive Childhood
Inclusive Early Childhood

Placement information is subject to change. Refer the program director and/or your academic supervisor for specific requirements and expectations. 

Application Deadlines

The Graduate Practicum Application is due one year prior to the clinical experience taking place.

Graduate Practicum

  • Fall: November 1
  • Spring: March 1
  • Summer A/B: November 1

Job Embedded Student Teaching/Practicum

  • Fall and Summer A/B: January 15
  • Spring: September 15
  • Please note: you are also responsible for completing the Student Teaching Application and Resume


Please contact the Office of Clinical Experiences and Partnerships and we'll be happy to help.

Colleen M. Burrell, M.Ed.
Program Director, Office of Clinical Experiences and Partnerships
Golisano Academic Center, Room 277
4245 East Avenue
Rochester, New York 14618

Need Help With Your Resume?

Please contact our School of Education career coach in the Center For Life's Work.

Kathryn H. Tonkovich
Assistant Director of Alumni & Employer Relations

Center for Life's Work
Golisano Academic Center 112-A