Residency is a 16-week, intensive (full-day), professional experience arranged and coordinated by the Coordinator of Clinical Experiences in the Department of Education at Concord University. Residency is a full time professional experience.Teacher candidates should not enroll in extra coursework, or engage in extra-curricular activities which interfere with residency. Exceptions to this must be approved by the Coordinator of Clinical Experiences. Candidates complete residency assignments in PreK-Adult public school(s) located in counties in proximity to the University, as well as required seminars offered at the University.
Candidates apply for admission to residency by the end of the fourth week of the semester preceding the semester in which residency is planned, as well as submit a Residency Application. Candidates will be notified by letter of their eligibility. Additionally, all candidates must attend a mandatory placement meeting held the semester prior to residency. Placement meetings are held on the last Wednesday in September and the last Wednesday in February. All candidates are required to purchase LiveText Field Experience Module in order to successfully complete all evaluations, assessments and time-logs associated with residency.
*Note: Candidates not meeting application deadlines, and/or admission criteria will be denied student teaching and may reapply the following semester. Candidates may appeal this decision through the Director of Teacher Education.
Early Clinical Experiences
Early Clinical Experiences are included in most MAT Program courses. Early Clinical Experiences vary in the number of hours required, academic levels and assessments that must be completed. Please refer to the MAT Early Clinical Experience Request Form for detailed information.
Students must submit early clinical experience forms at the beginning of each semester in order to be assigned a field placement. Students must also complete all required hours and assessments by the end of each semester. Each student will be assigned a mentor which will serve as a guide throughout their early field experience. All MAT candidates are required to purchase LiveText Field Experience Module in order to successfully complete all evaluations, assessments and time-logs associated with their Early Field Experience.
* Note: Observation hours for one course cannot be used to satisfy hours for another course. Course Descriptions, number of hours and early clinical experience description subject to change