Prerequisites for Clinical Experience

Prerequisites for Clinical Experience
Prerequisites for Clinical Experience
  • Be accepted into the School Library Media Program (requires successful Test of Academic Proficiency and fingerprint-based criminal background check.)
  • Attend SLMP Information Session
  • Submit Application for Clinical Experience with professional autobiography to the Coordinator for Clinical Practice (Fall Placement Deadline: April 1; Spring/Summer Placement Deadline: September 1)
  • Schedule interview with the Coordinator of Clinical Practice after submission of CE application (Fall Placement: Interview in April; Spring/Summer Placement: Interview in September)
  • Pass the Library Information Specialist content-area test (Fall Placement Deadline: August 1: Spring/Summer Placement Deadline: December 1)
  • Complete nine required SOIS courses (Fall Placement Deadline: September 1: Spring/Summer Placement Deadline: January 1)
  • Complete pre-clinical experience and submit reports to SLMP office before beginning clinical experience
  • Pass a TB test. Testing should be done no more than nine months before placement.


Additional prerequisites for student teachers (5-week placement)
  • Pass three education courses: Educational Psychology, History & Philosophy of Education, and Exceptional Child (including learning disabilities)
  • Submit original transcripts to SLMP office (Fall Placement deadline: September 1; Spring/Summer Placement deadline: January 1)