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TE 100/101 Applicant


TE 100/101, EXPLORING TEACHING, (or its accepted equivalent from another University) is required to apply to the Teacher Education Program. TE 100 may be in progress during the semester you are applying to the Teacher Education Program.

At the time a student registers for TE100/101 he/she must complete the TE100/101 APPLICATION on-line to be guaranteed a field placement.  The link to the application is

It cannot be stressed enough how important proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation are in this, and any, application. This application will be reviewed by administrators and teachers alike. All spaces need to be completed including phone number and local address. Your experience with youth, teaching characteristics and hobbies need to be written in narrative form , not lists. The Academic Record should be a listing of the courses you have taken with credits. Do NOT copy and paste your course listing from Cardinal Direct. Type a listing of the courses you have taken with course titles, not numbers (e.g., instead of ENGL 111, list Composition I).

TE100/101 students are placed by the Office of Clinical Experiences based on their major and/or minor selections on the application. The student’s local addresses are taken into consideration; however, the majority of placements are made near the SVSU campus due to availability.

The TE 100/101 class meets four times during the semester in Ott Auditorium (ES122) located in Gilbertson Hall (formally the Regional Education Center Building). See IMPORTANT DATES for the exact times of the class meeting during the semester.

The purpose of this course is to help students realize what is involved in choosing a career in teaching. Students examine the belief that a teacher is primarily an instructional decision-maker. The field component provides a realistic view of public school students, curriculum, and the varied skills needed to function effectively and efficiently as a decision-maker in the classroom. You will also examine the requirements for admission into the Teacher Education Program as well as examine the Disposition and Evaluation Rubrics used by the Office Clinical Experiences throughout your field work.

The rigorous one credit hour course has many requirements and should not be attempted unless students have time to complete the following expectations.

  1. Attend all class seminars . This is a must as the class meets only four times.
  2. Complete eighty (80) hours of field work . The field experience will take place in a local school district as assigned by the Office of Clinical Experiences .
  3. Submit 8 Field Experience Reflections on Canvas every 8-12 hours that you spend in a classroom.
  4. Author an autobiography .
  5. Submit 4-6 page final project reaction paper entitled, "What I have learned about the teacher as decision-maker."
  6. Complete required e-folio .