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The Office of Partnerships and Placements (OPP)

Student teaching handbook, information for cooperating teachers, clinical instructors

Background

In cooperation with the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development's (FSEHD) teacher preparation undergraduate and graduate programs, the Office of Partnerships and Placements (OPP) is responsible for administering and developing programs in education that connect theoretical knowledge and professional application. FSEHD teacher candidates and intern students are placed only in the highest quality field experiences possible. There are four basic clinical programs: observation, practicum, student teaching and internship. The OPP is also responsible for all placements where FSEHD students travel to a school or field site to observe, teach mini units, and/or work with teachers or clinical instructors in a setting outside the college. Pre-service teacher preparation candidates are predominately placed in Feinstein School's thirty-two partnership school districts and at Henry Barnard School, a laboratory school on campus. Candidates seeking advanced degrees are placed in public schools and clinics, and in other public and private agencies. The Office of Partnerships and Placements provides cooperating teachers and clinical instructors with information to familiarize them with the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development's teacher preparation programs. Cooperating teachers are also asked to participate in a Professional Development Workshop prior to their work with teacher candidates, in order to be introduced to the assessments used in student teaching.

Contact Information

Eileen C. Sullivan, Ed.D.
esullivan@ric.edu
Assistant Dean for Partnerships and Placements
Feinstein School of Education and Human Development
103 Horace Mann Hall
Rhode Island College
Providence, RI 02908
Office: 401-456-8593
Cell: 401-477-4809
Fax: 401-456-8386

Kimberly Crabill
kcrabill@ric.edu
Administrative Assistant

Horace Mann 102
401-456-8114

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Page last updated: September 15, 2014