Office of Teacher Education and Student Support Services - College of Education, Health and Human Sciences College of Education, Health and Human Sciences Office of Teacher Education and Student Support Services

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Office of School Based Clinical Practice

Dr. Jennifer Nelson, Associate Director of Teacher Education

Phyllis Johnson, Administrative Assistant

The Office of School Based Clinical Practice facilitates well-planned, quality experiences for College of Education, Health and Human Sciences teacher candidates. The staff is responsible for coordinating all field placements, Clinical Teaching Semester placements and Ready2Teach yearlong residencies. Clinical/field experiences allow teacher candidates to enter a school setting for classroom observation and initial interactions with students as they practice novice instructional skills. These begin early in the candidate's curriculum. The Clinical Teaching Semester is the culminating experience for graduate teacher candidates as they apply their learning with the guidance of a mentor teacher. The yearlong residency placements are made in full collaboration with partner schools and only exceptional teachers referred to as Preservice Instructive Mentor teachers (PIMs) are chosen. PIMs have demonstrated excellence by scoring at least a 4 or 5 on their own teacher evaluations.  Finally, the Office of School Based Clinical Practice also plans the Teacher Education Workshop Series which provides timely information and updates on a variety of topics appropriate for enhancing the skills of teacher candidates.

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