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  • Clinical Internship Seminar will be held Monday and Tuesday, January 8 and 9, 2018, meeting first in the Curriculum Lab, at 8:30 A.M.   Lunch will not be provided; however, plenty of time will be given to eat in either Walnut Ridge or Pocahontas, if needed.  If you plan to live in the dorm during the fall semester, please contact the Education Office as soon as possible so we might make necessary arrangements.
  • During the two days of seminar, you will be required to purchase student liability insurance. The cost of insurance is $30, and name tags, if needed, are an additional $10.
  • Also during seminar, background checks will be conducted on each intern. The cost of the background check is $25 and will be added as a course fee to your account in the Business Office.  This background check is for WTEP purposes only and is separate from the background check that was completed for your licensure.
  • You must take the Praxis II PLT before you can apply for a teaching license at the end of your internship.  It is recommended that you take the exam earlier in the fall semester, if possible, to allow plenty of time for scores to be sent to the WBC Education Office.  If you are unable to do so, please be aware that your teaching license application could be delayed. On a side note, remember that you must pass the Praxis II Content Knowledge exam to be eligible for licensure in Arkansas, but you do not have to pass the Praxis II PLT but you must have taken it.     

All interns must complete a certain number of professional development hours and provide certificates of completion to the WBC Education Office before your license application can be sent to the Arkansas Department of Education.  Students must complete two (2) hours for Parental Involvement (you may choose any two or more that total 2 hrs), two (2) hours for Teen Suicide Awareness and Prevention, and one (1) hour for Dyslexia .    

The professional development training is found online on the Arkansas Ideas Portal.  Go to the Non-Educator Login (found on the toolbar at the top of page) and create a new account.  Once you have done so, click the link for "Courses", which is found on the left-hand side of the page under "Navigation".   A list of professional development training courses will be brought up, and you will simply click on one to begin the training.  Be sure to print out your certificate and turn it in to the Education Office.