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Office of Clinical Experience and Partnerships

What We Do

The Office of Clinical Experience is just one of the many departments throughout UMSL College of Education that helps to prepare students for a successful, meaningful and rewarding career in the field of formal and informal education.  Together with our studio school partners, we provide a quality clinical experience that reaches far beyond the academic curriculum.

The College of Education's comprehensive and rigorous curriculum prepares teacher candidates to be highly successful educators. This process includes intensive coursework from qualified faculty; opportunities to take required Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education assessments; continuous support from Clinical Educators and a year-long practicum experience in a local school or Studio Schools. Practicum incorporates our innovative ResponsiveDesign™ model, our Inquiry Into My Practice (IMP) approach and informative on-campus seminars -- all designed to ensure that each teacher candidate is fully prepared for certification and has a promising future as an effective educator.

The Office of Clinical Experience also places Bachelor of Educational Studies candidates in each of their internships with our partner agencies such as the St. Louis Zoo, The Gateway Arch, Beyond Housing to name a few. Or, bring us an idea and we’ll help you find an internship.

 
Office Location and Hours:
South Computer Building -- Room 203
Monday/Tuesday/Thursday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 5:00pm
Friday 8:30am - 4:00pm

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Counseling Services on Campus
 Counseling and Social Advocacy Center (College of Education Location)
 UMSL Writing Center
 Student Retention Services
 Multicultural Student Services
 Triton Pantry
 General COVID-19 Resources

 

Senior Director
Stephanie Koscielski
(314) 516-6741

Assistants to the Senior Director
Christine Sykora
Student Support Specialist
sykorac@umsl.edu
(314) 516-4511
     
Erika Rose
Student Support Specialist
erose@umsl.edu 
(314) 516-6792