Winter Term Start Model
"phase I" must be completed (all courses with a "C" or better)
Winter Qtr - first placement and courses
Spring - second placement and courses
Summer Qtr - WSU courses
"Fall" Qtr - internship starts before WSU fall term, starts on the first day that teachers report to the building
Winter intersession - complete Inquiry Project
We also start this program in the winter each year, although we are evaluating if we will be continuing to do so. We typically have very small numbers of students that start each winter.
Our "second start", as we call it, begins after the holiday break with your school placement and your first WSU course is in early Jan. when WSU starts the winter term.
Unlike our summer/fall start, there is no opportunity to take the prerequisite "Phase I" education classes and experiences. Candidates need to have completed the "Phase I courses" before the winter term begins.
The first school placement is during the winter term and the second placement is during the spring term. The internship or student teaching, is during the "fall" term.
We put "fall" in quotes because we mean when the public school starts, not Wright State. In order to get your required minimum 12 weeks of student teaching, you begin on the first day that teacher's report to their building, which is approximately 2 weeks before the WSU fall term begins.
Students complete the program during the "inter session" period which is between the end of our fall term and the beginning of the winter term. Inter sessions courses and credits are consider winter term courses and therefore, candidates are winter graduates in March. Because the candidate has completed the state approved licensure program however, they can apply for their teaching license before March and begin work while they are waiting for their M.Ed. Degree to be officially awarded.