Office of Educator Development and Clinical Practice (OEDCP)

Field and Clinical Practice

The Office of Educator Development and Clinical Practice (OEDCP) is housed in the Raphael O. Nystrand Center of Excellence in Education in the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD). The OEDCP Placement Office at UofL serves as the organizational hub for communication and data collection related to field and clinical placements.

The OEDCP places candidates in field and clinical placement sites that are aligned with the College's mission statement and Conceptual Framework, Ideas to Action. The Conceptual Framework is grounded in the notion that candidates become critical thinkers, problem solvers, and leaders through Inquiry, Action and Advocacy--all active qualities that require significant field and clinical experiences.

Field and Clinical Experience Fee

Please note:
Beginning Fall 2014, a Field and Clinical Experience Fee of $62.50 per semester will be charged to each student admitted and enrolled in the professional portion of the teacher preparation program. The fee was established in response to new state regulatory and documentation requirements, and is necessary to continue moving forward the clinical model.

The fee will support the following:

  • Provide expanded supervisory support for candidates in field and clinical experiences in order to meet newly targeted professional experiences outlined in state regulations
  • Provide candidates with materials and support to stay on track and ensure that the minimum number of hours have been documented according to state guidelines
  • Provide technical support for compliance to track eligibility to student teach/complete advanced practicum, and preparation for certification

Representatives from the CEHD Dean's Office and the Office of Educator Development and Clinical Practice (OEDCP) sought input from student groups who represented candidates that will be impacted by the fee and will benefit from the services provided. The students supported the fee and that it should be charged each semester rather than being assessed as a single fee before the clinical semester.

The Field and Clinical Experience Fee is comparable to clinical fees assessed at other universities.

OVEC Student Teaching Scholarships

The CEHD's Honors and Scholarship Committee offers a $1,000 Student Teaching Scholarship for each of the 13 school districts in the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative (OVEC) for Fall and Spring student teaching candidates.

Student Teacher Candidates who are interested in applying should complete the OVEC Student Teaching Scholarship Application [PDF]. Students must also indicate on the Information Sheet which OVEC districts they would like to complete their student teaching.

Scholarships are competitive and will be awarded based on candidate application and district need. Only candidates awarded the scholarship can be guaranteed a student teaching placement in that district.

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