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Welcome to the Office of Clinical Experiences!

The Office of Clinical Experiences (OCE) is a part of the Office of Educator Preparation at East Carolina University. Its mission is to provide quality practicum and internship experiences for all education students. The major responsibilities of the OCE include: identifying and confirming placements, disseminating a time line of activities and expectations of the program to clinical teachers, maintaining continual contact with school personnel, and providing support and training to clinical teachers and university supervisors. All clinical experience placements are arranged through the OCE in partnership with the 39 public school systems in the Latham Clinical Schools Network.

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Pursue your passion for teaching!
The College of Education began more than 100 years ago, when East Carolina University was founded as the East Carolina Teachers Training School, and its proud history continues to this day. Whatever path you’re on, ECU has the resources and experience to help you become an outstanding educator. We encourage you to view and share the video below with all those who aspire to be Pirate Educators! Youtube link with CC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-0F-E7nCTA      

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Latham Clinical Schools Network Benefits Students
The 20th anniversary of the Latham Clinical Schools Network Started with nine school system partners in 1996-97, when state teacher education programs were restructured from a 10-week student teaching requirement to a yearlong senior year experience In 2017: 43 school systems On average, 480 ECU student teachers are placed in schools each year< About 9,600 students have participated since the network began 20 years ago Named for career educators and ECU alumni (the late) Walter and Daisy Carson Latham of Bethel

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Job Posting – Executive Director of ECU Lab School
Executive Director ECU Lab School College of Education Vacancy 002586 NC General Statue Chapter 116, Article 29 A (116-239.5), provided for the establishment of eight university laboratory schools with the mission “improving student performance in local school administrative units with low performing schools by providing an enhanced education program for students residing in those units and providing exposure and training for teachers and principals to successfully address challenges existing in high need school settings. The laboratory school shall provide an opportunity for research, demonstration, student Continue reading →