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Early Field Work with Community Agencies
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Information for Teacher Candidates
Inquiry into My Practice (IMP)
Information for BES Students
Information for Clinical Educators
Information for Clinical Teachers
Digital Devices, The Teaching Channel and Use of Video
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.
Spring 2017 Grand Seminar #1: January 6, 2017 9am - 3pm
Practicum students are preparing for the first of four Grand Seminars in the Spring of 2017. Practicum 1 and 2 students should carefully review the agenda for the day, which can be found on MyGateway announcements.