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S4 @ The Beach

Welcome to the S4 Information Page

For the Fall 2021 semester, the College of Education has determined that fieldwork for all Clinical I and II (Pre-requisite and Methods/Core) initial credential program courses will be conducted through alternative assignments.  During this time of transition and repopulation, students will not be permitted to complete any portion of their clinical practice (fieldwork) hours at a school site.  Instructors for each Clinical I and II course will provide students with alternative clinical practice assignments at the start of the Fall semester.  Any questions regarding clinical practice assignments should be directed to your course instructor.

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To access S4, navigate to the S4@theBeach Homepage.

Introduction to S4 @ The Beach

S4 is the online platform the College of Education used to track clearance documentation (Certificate of Clearance and TB Test) and clinical hours for students enrolled in all levels of clinical practice.  

S4 requirments vary for each course, however, a general list of requirements by clinical level can be found below.  Students should check with instructors if they are unclear on which requirements to complete.

Students enrolled in a Clinical I courses are required to complete the following:
1. The Clinical I Registration Form (upload CTC Clearance and TB Test).
2. Enter placement information and complete the Placement Confirmation Form.
3. Record clinical practice hours in S4 Time Log.
 
Students enrolled in a Clinical II courses are required to complete the following:
1. Enter placement information and complete the Placement Confirmation Form.
2. Record clinical practice hours in S4 Time Log.
 
 
Students enrolled in a SSCP or ESCP Clinical III courses are required to complete the following:
1. Complete Midterm/Formative Evaluation Request Form (at semester midpoint).
2. Complete Final/Summative Evaluation Request Form (at end of the semester).
3. Complete any additional forms that may be required by your program.

Clinical I Registration Form

Fall 2021 Semester :  During this time of transition and repopulation, all Clinicals I and II will be conducted through alternative assignments.  Any questions regarding clinical practice assignments should be directed to your course instructor.  

Click here for detailed step by step instructions on how to register. (PDF)

  1. Login to your SSO (Single Sign On) portal using your campus ID and password.  Click on the S4 @ The Beach button to access S4.
  2. You will see the Clinical 1 Registration Form linked under the College of Education Clinical Programs section on the homepage (PDF).  
  3. Click on the Clinical 1 Registration Form to indicate all of the Clinical 1 courses you are enrolled in and upload your Certificate of Clearance (or other CTC clearance document) and your TB Test. 
  4. Once you have filled out the form, click submit at the bottom. You will then get a confirmation email that will include a link to an introductory letter for you to take with you to your school site on your first visit.

Once you have registered for your fieldwork courses on S4 @ The Beach you can then work on securing your placement. Fieldwork for all Clinical I and II courses are self-placements with the exception of Long Beach Unified School District. Candidates that are planning to do fieldwork in Long Beach Unified School District must also complete the LBUSD clearance and placement process in addition to registering on S4 @ The Beach. Self-Placements in LBUSD are NOT allowed. Candidates wishing to do fieldwork in LBUSD must submit an application and once cleared, LBUSD will place you at a fieldwork site.

Once you have secured a Clinical Fieldwork site, you need to return to S4 @ The Beach to indicate your fieldwork site.

Enter Placement Information for Clinical I and II 

Fall 2021 Semester :  During this time of transition and repopulation, all Clinicals I and II will be conducted through alternative assignments.  Any questions regarding clinical practice assignments should be directed to your course instructor.  

Fieldwork for all Clinical I and II courses is based on self-placement by the student with the exception of Long Beach Unified School District. Self-placement in LBUSD is NOT allowed.  Students planning to do fieldwork in Long Beach Unified School District must complete the LBUSD clearance and placement process to secure a placement. Once an application has been submitted to LBUSD, the student will be notified by email directly from LBUSD of their fieldwork site. It is the student’s responsibility to enter the LBUSD placement information into S4.

  1. Login to your SSO (Single Sign On) portal using your campus ID and password.  Click on the S4 @ The Beach button to access S4.
  2. Scroll towards the bottom of the homepage until you see a box entitled “Course” click the green placement button next to your course.
  3. Once you click Place, follow these steps to enter a placement:
    1. Click Search by Site
    2. Sites Page--Scroll and select the school district you are completing the majority of your fieldwork hours in.
    3. On the School District page--click Select this site (green button) Do not select a school site from this page.
    4. Select Opportunity page
      • If your school site is listed, click Select for your school site.
      • If your school site IS NOT listed, click Skip this Step (white button at top of page). You will have the opportunity to enter your school site information at the end when you complete the Placement Confirmation Form.   
    5. Dates of Placement Page---click Next
    6. Placement Forms Page—click Complete Form (enter placement information, then click submit)
    7. Once you complete the form, you will be taken back to the Placement Forms page---Click Finish Placement (green button)
  4. You will need to enter a placement, even if it is the same placement, for each course listed in the “Course” section of your homepage.

Timelog and Reporting Hours

All Clinical I and II candidates are expected to record clinical practice hours using the S4 @ The Beach time log throughout the semester.  For step by step instruction on how to records hours using the S4 time log, click here S4 Time Log Instructions (PDF).

Clinical III Information

ESCP and SSCP Clinical III Student Teachers will complete a Midterm/Formative Evaluation Request Form at semester midpoint and a Final/Summative Evaluation Request Form at the end of the semester.  Once you complete your evaluation request forms, S4 will send a link to your cooperating teachers to complete your evaluation.  S4 Evaluation Instructions (PDF)