The School of Education and the Office of Clinical Experience are committed to developing field experiences and clinical practices placements that provide diverse learning opportunities to enhance candidates' knowledge, skills, and dispositions to see the genius in every child and ensure that all students learn. Field placements provide opportunities for candidates to question, experience, and analyze complex classroom interactions. Such placements and related assignments are integrated throughout all programs in the School of Education. The field experiences required for each course focus on questions related to knowledge, skills and dispositions developed in the course. Candidates document all of their placements to ensure that time is spent in rural, urban, and suburban public schools. Clinical Experience is the culmination of all coursework in a particular program of study. If students have field experience in urban, suburban, and rural settings, they may request a specific setting where they will complete their clinical experience.
The Mercy Mission is at the heart of all we do here at University of Saint Joseph. Our School of Education Conceptual Framework guides this thinking and asks our candidates to be agents of change, rigorous of mind, and compassionate of heart while using technology, collaboration, constructivism, reflection, and diversity to develop dispositions reflective of a University of Saint Joseph teacher candidate.
All documents related to clinical experience are available to enrolled students in the School of Education page in MyUSJ and in Blackboard.
For more information, contact:
Director of Student Teaching and Clinical Experiences, Ms. Suzanne Shippee, 860.231.5327, email@example.com
Administrative Assistant, Nanette Flores, 860.231.5431, firstname.lastname@example.org