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 #4 - SAIL, May 5, 2017 

Grand Seminar #3, on March 3, 2017, was a success! A special thank you to Joe Nagel of the UMSL School of Psychology, David Arledge of the Ferguson-Florissant School District, Judy Fischer, former Principal of City Academy and Steven Rettke, HR/Operations Manager of Brentwood School District. 

Our final Grand Seminar for the semester will be SAIL-School Adventure Into Learning, on May 5th. The objective of the SAIL presentation event to encourage students to demonstrate innovation and creativity as part of their professional growth; to provide candidates with an opportunity to experience themselves as the sole agents of their own teaching. The Presentations will start at 1pm and will conclude at 3pm, on the main floor of the EdCollabitat.

More information to come for the practicum candidates.