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. As teacher candidates prepare for practicum, we work with partnered Studio Schools to coordinate placements. Together, 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 as "Appropriately Certified" teachers. 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.

What's New

Spring 2017 Grand Seminar #2 - iSTEM Conference, February 3, 2017 
Practicum teacher candidates are preparing for the second of four Grand Seminars in the Spring of 2017. During this seminar, teacher candidates will participate in the iSTEM Conference, from 8:30am to 3:30pm in the JC Penny Conference Center on UMSL's North Campus. The conference will feature keynote speaker Deborah Holmes, PhD., the Project Manager/Facilitator of the STEM Teacher Quality, an initiative of STEMpact (stempact.org). Visit https://guidebook.com/guide/84720/ for more information.

Practicum 2 teacher candidates are also reminded to register for MoPTA at http://mega.ets.org/test-takers/mopta/register/