Clinical Teacher

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Office of Clinical Experiences

110 Speight Building
College of Education
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858
Fax: 252-328-2361

Clinical Teacher Qualifications

Individuals who are selected and prepared for a coaching role as a clinical teacher must have the skills, knowledge, and dispositions of highly accomplished professions to fulfill their responsibilities. The College of Education and the school districts within the Latham Clinical Schools Network agree to the following criteria for the selection of the school district’s clinical teacher:

  1. To serve as a clinical teacher requires a recommendation from his/her principal/liaison.
  2. A clinical teacher must have completed a minimum of three years of successful teaching experience and hold a SP II license. They also must come with a recommendation from their principal/school district.
  3. A clinical teacher must hold appropriate subject area licensure and currently be teaching in this area the entire day.
  4. A clinical teacher must have received an overall proficient or higher rating on each standard as reflected on the North Carolina Teacher Evaluation Rubric.
  5. A clinical teacher must willingly undertake the responsibilities of observing and documenting the performance of the intern and preparing written summary evaluations. This includes completing the Certification of Teaching Capacity (CTC) Form for licensure indicating whether an intern has met or has not met all indicators in the five standards. The clinical teacher must also agree to reserve time daily and/or weekly to verbally communicate/provide concrete feedback with the intern.
  6. A clinical teacher must agree to participate in staff development opportunities for university supervisors and clinical teachers as developed and agreed upon by the Latham Clinical Schools Network and as required by the Office of Educator Preparation. This includes on-line training as well as face to face training.
  7. A clinical teacher must agree to submit all documentation either in paper or electronically as required by the due date.

ECU cannot confirm whether any of its courses or programs meet requirements for professional licensure outside of the State of North Carolina. ECU strongly encourages students to contact applicable licensing boards in states they wish to pursue licensure prior to seeking admission or beginning study in an academic program.