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Field and Clinical Experiences


Mission Statement of the Office of Field & Clinical Experiences

The mission of the Office of Field and Clinical Experiences is to bridge theory, research and methods learned in professional education courses with professional practice involved in the P-12 experiences which are essential to the development of highly qualified teachers.

Office of Field & Clinical Experiences Goals

Goal 1
To provide appropriate clinical experiences for teacher candidates to meet standards for the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) and other standards required for teacher certification and highly qualified status.

Goal 2
To collaborate with P-12 school districts in placing student interns in appropriate settings for student internships.

Goal 3
To provide appropriate seminars and workshops for student interns to include pre-, mid-term, and post-internship-during the sixteen week internship assignment.

Goal 4
To provide appropriate supervision and assessment of student interns during the sixteen-week internship.



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Director & Staff

Vivian W. Deshields, Ph.D.
Field & Clinical Experiences
214 Ralph David  Abernathy Hall
Telephone: (334) 229-4314

Ms. Ruth A. Bell
Administrative Assistant
212 Ralph David Abernathy Hall
Telephone: (334) 229-4314
Fax: (334) 229-6608

Mrs. Debra McCarroll-Jackson
Program Assistant
216 Ralph David Aberthany Hall
Telephone: (334) 229-4632
Fax: (334) 229-6604

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