Clinical Experiences

What are Clinical Experiences?
Our teacher education programs require several courses with practicum field experiences as well as internship or student-teaching requirement.  Each practicum will provide extended time in a school setting to observe in the classroom, examine the dynamics of the school, assist the mentor teacher with classroom tasks and teach lessons.  Placements will be made by the Director of Clinical Experiences and Partnerships in schools representing the racial/ ethnic , socio-economic, and linguistic diversity in our region.  All teacher licensure candidates are required to complete all program practicum field experience requirements for licensure.

For any questions regarding clinical experiences, practicum and/or internships, please contact:

Shalyn Lapke, PhD
Associate Dean of Clinical Experiences and Partnerships
Phone: (540) 654-1775
Email: slapke@umw.edu
Trinkle Hall, Room 216