Under certain conditions, the COE provides approval for those who already have paid employment as Teaching Assistants, Full Time Teachers, or Long-Term Substitute Teachers (with a minimum of a 12 week assignment) to remain in the current role and complete their Practicum 1 and/or 2 requirements in that setting. Please download the appropriate Alternative Placement Application fillable PDF and return it to Stephanie Koscielski at koscielskis@umsl.edu and Christine Sykora at sykorac@umsl.edu. Please note that these are fillable PDFs, and handwritten copies cannot be processed and will be returned.

Please save and fill out the appropriate application in the following manner:

  1. Download and save it to your computer with this title: "Last Name, First Name Alternative Application"
  2. Fill out all required information
  3. Save to your computer again
  4. Attach to an email to Stephanie Koscielski at koscielskis@umsl.edu and Christine Sykora at sykorac@umsl.edu

Practicum 1 Alternative Application
Practicum 2 Alternative Application

It is important to note that if you conduct an alternative practicum placement, you are an employee who is simultaneously completing a Practicum. UMSL cannot be responsibile for any actions or changes implemented by your employer. If your position is lost or changed and/or you cannot complete your practicum, your practicum could be postponed until the following semester. UMSL will not provide a placement within a Studio School once the semester has already begun. Any plannings, meetings, or other other employer-based requirements are out of UMSL's requirements and control. UMSL will require all assignments, observations and other, as outlined in the practicum syllabus.