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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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Why Should You Get Your Master’s Degree in Education?
Update: Interest in the MAEd program has been quite strong! We now anticipate forming two cohorts starting in Summer 2017.  For more information, contact Dr. Carol Greene at greeneh@ecu.edu or 252-328-5316. In recent years in NC, it has been harder than ever to feel appreciated as teachers. With little to no pay raises for many of the last ten years, and with the pay raise for having a master’s degree removed by our state legislature, many teachers have forgone doing advanced study or earning a Continue reading →

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FaceTime to Fairbanks
Lights dim over 100 students from Meadow Lane Elementary School who sat on the edge of their seats waiting for the image to appear on the SMART Board.  Learning through distance education techniques was familiar to Chelsea Sasser who began working on her teaching degree at Wayne Community College and transferred to East Carolina University’s SECU Partnership East online model.  Much like Partnership East’s goal to educate prospective teachers from a distance, Ms. Sasser utilized the power of technology to engage her elementary students in Continue reading →

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“Most Likely to Succeed” film screening inspires students and faculty
On Sept. 27th, the College of Education held a film screening of Most Likely to Succeed. The 82 people in the audience were a mixture of faculty and students.  Most Likely to Succeed aims to help all schools re-imagine their purpose and create learning experiences that prepare kids for life in the 21st Century. The film has been shown at multiple film festivals including Sundance and Tribeca Film Festival. These screenings create a space for meaningful and necessary discussion between educators, administrators, parents, and students about how steps Continue reading →