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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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Kristen Cuthrell
Dr. Kristen Cuthrell Appointed Interim Director of COE Rural Education Institute (REI)
In 1982 the ECU College of Education received a grant from the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation to establish the Rural Education Institute. The Rural Education Institute (REI) was developed to increase awareness of the unique strengths and needs of rural schools in eastern North Carolina. In 1984 the North Carolina General Assembly appropriated funds for the continuation of East Carolina University’s Rural Education Institute and established a counterpart at Western Carolina University. These two institutions comprise the Rural Education Network for the State of North Continue reading →

Glenesha Berryman
New study looks at the impact of same-race teachers
NEW BERN, N.C. (WNCT) – A new study focusing on North Carolina students says black educators can help black students in the classroom. Morticia Walston teaches second grade at Trent Road elementary school in New Bern. “Where there is no vision, the people perish,” said Walston, quoting the book of Proverbs. “If they don’t see someone that looks like them, then they have no place to go.” She said being in front of this classroom is where she is meant to be. “I just always Continue reading →

Women of Distinction
Dr. Vivian Martin Covington and Dr. Crystal Chambers have been named 2017 Women of Distinction at East Carolina University.
The College of Education’s Dr. Vivian Martin Covington and Dr. Crystal Chambers have been named 2017 Women of Distinction at East Carolina University. Covington, executive director of undergraduate affairs and educator preparation, and Chambers, associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership, were two of 10 women honored in a ceremony April 4. The awards are given every other year by the Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Women to recognize the outstanding contributions of faculty, staff, alumni and community members to East Carolina. Covington Continue reading →