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Applied Professional Experience

All of these capstone courses are closed to online registration (i.e., you cannot register yourself in WebStar) and require you to download, complete, and submit an application packet.

After the application has been approved, the student will be notified via NSU email and, after completion of the SEA, registered for the course.

The SEA requires students to agree to meet and uphold NSU’s standards and policies. For questions about the SEA, please call 954-262-7200.

To complete the SEA:

  1. Log into SharkLink
  2. Locate the “Records and Academics” section on the Student tab and click on “Course Information”.
  3. Select “Registration-Add/Drop” to access and complete the SEA.

CSE, EC, ECSE, ELE, EM, ENG, EP, ESE, IDDE, LANG, MATH, SCI, SST, TSOL, & URBE 699; ITEP LANG, ITEP ESE, ITEP SCI 699; CSE & EM 799

The Applied Professional Experience (APE) (3 credits, one session, 7-8 weeks) courses require a certain number of hours of field experience in one or more educational settings appropriate for the specialization.

Step 1: Download, complete, and submit the application packet, which includes:

  1. The application form
  2. The Administrator Consent form
  3. The checklist
  4. The Student Transaction Form

In which session(s) these courses will be offered is provided on the form, but you need to go to the online schedule  to obtain the CRN to add to the Student Transaction Form. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Follow the directions on the application form for submission.

Step 2: Complete the Student Enrollment Agreement form after you have received notification of application approval, so that you can be registered for your course. The SEA requires students to agree to meet and uphold NSU’s standards and policies. For questions about the SEA, please call 954-262-7200.

To complete the SEA:

  1. Log into SharkLink.
  2. Locate the “Records and Academics” section on the Student tab and click on “Course Information”.
  3. Select “Registration-Add/Drop” to access and complete the SEA.

Note: Students must apply for course admission at least three weeks prior to the beginning of the session in which they wish to take this course.

All applied professional experience courses require a minimum of 24 completed credits (33 for ESE and MAT; 18 for IDDE), which must include EDU 5000, CUR 526, and EDU 600 (except IDDE, which does not require EDU 600). Students applying for ECSE 699 must have completed 24 credits, including CUR 526, EDU 5000, EDU 600, EP 5265, EP 5270, and EP 5275. Students must have access to an educational setting for the full session.

If you need a placement in a school, contact the Office of Placement Services at 954-262-7900 (1-800-986-3223, ext. 27900) to arrange your placement within a school in any given school district. Certain requirements must be met, such as gaining security clearance, and they vary from district to district.

Important! Placements take time to coordinate, so contact this office as soon as possible.

APR 650, APR 750, RED 587 & RED 787

The Applied Field Experience courses (field-based project or practicum) involve the design and implementation of an education-related intervention project appropriate to each student’s specialization, in an educational setting. These courses run the full term (16 weeks). View the online schedule  for these courses.

APR 650, APR 750, RED 587, and RED 787 are offered Fall and Winter terms (16 weeks). These courses are not offered during the Summer term.

APR 650 (Master’s level) and APR 750 (EdS level) (3 credits) are for students not seeking initial certification. These courses may be taken at a site or online.

The M.S. Reading Practicum, RED 587 (3 credits), is the culminating applied professional experience for students in the M.S. reading education program. It is a requirement for students enrolled in the endorsement program or those pursuing certification in reading (check with your state’s department of education for specific requirements).  

The Ed.S. Reading Practicum, RED 787 (3 credits), is the culminating applied professional experience for students in the Ed.S. reading education program.

Step 1: Download, complete, and submit the application packet which includes:

  1. The application
  2. The Administrator Consent form
  3. The checklist
  4. The Student Transaction Form

Note: These courses are only offered in the Fall and Winter full terms. You need to go to the online schedule to obtain the CRN to add to the Student Transaction Form. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Follow the directions on the application form for submission.

Step 2: Complete the Student Enrollment Agreement form after you have received notification of application approval, so that you can be registered for your course. The SEA requires students to agree to meet and uphold NSU’s standards and policies. For questions about the SEA, please call 954-262-7200.

To complete the SEA:

  1. Log into SharkLink (https://sharklink.nova.edu/cp/home/displaylogin).
  2. Locate the “Records and Academics” section on the Student tab and click on “Course Information”.
  3. Select “Registration-Add/Drop” to access and complete the SEA. 

Note: Students must apply for course admission during the registration period for the chosen term and at least three weeks prior to the beginning of the term in which they wish to take this course.

All applied field experience courses require a minimum of 24 credits completed, which must include EDU 5000, CUR 526 (EDU 708 for EdS students) and EDU 600---for MS reading students, Students applying for RED 587 must have also completed RED 554, RED 555, RED 570, and RED 575. Students must have access to an educational setting for the entire term.

If you need a placement in a school, contact the Office of Placement Services at 954-262-7900 (1-800-986-3223, ext. 27900) to arrange your placement within a school in any given school district. Certain requirements must be met, such as gaining security clearance, and they vary from district to district.

Important! Placements take time to coordinate, so contact this office as soon as possible. 

 

EIA 688, 689, 690, 691, & 692

The Applied Field Experience capstone course (6 credits) for the Interdisciplinary Arts in Education (EIA) program involves design and production of an interdisciplinary arts in education project. The course is a full semester term (16 weeks) in length. For more information about the course requirements, please download the syllabus for the individual course for which you plan to apply and view the schedule for these courses.

Download, complete, and submit the application packet which includes:

  1. The application
  2. The Mentor Agreement form
  3. The Student Transaction Form

Note: Students must apply for course admission at least three weeks prior to the beginning of the term in which they wish to take this course.

Teaching Internships – CSE, EM, ELE, ENG, ESE, MAT, EC, ESE, SCI, SEC, SST, and LANG 692 Teaching Externship – EDU 689

All students seeking initial teaching certification must complete an internship (EDU 692) or externship(EDU 689). Go to Office of Placement Services for information and the application.

Note: The internship is the required option to conclude the Initial Certification Plan. However, if the student has become employed as a full time teacher (not a substitute) prior to completion of the internship, he/she may be accepted in to the externship program.

Internship application deadline:

  • Fall semester deadline - February 1
  • Winter semester deadline - August 1

Administration - EL 698 & 699

All students seeking educational leadership certification must complete an administrative internship (EL 698 or EL 699). Go to: Administrative Internship Application for the application.

Note: students must apply for course admission at least six weeks prior to the term in which they wish to begin their internship.