Office of Clinical Experiences

For Teacher Candidates

This office places candidates majoring in early grades (EGP), middle grades (MGP), secondary and special education in their early field and student teaching experiences in 50 school districts located in the Philadelphia area.

PA law requires students to present current criminal clearances to school district administrators at the onset of any field experience. Please allow ample time to obtain all of your clearances.


Students majoring in Kinesiology, Music, EGP, MGP, Special Education duals including Special Education/Content Area and Secondary Education MUST attend a pre-registration meeting one year prior to their student teaching semester.

The time for Pre-Registration for those students planning to Student Teach in Spring 2021 is NOW. 

The Spring 2021 Pre-Registration presentation has been converted from an on-site presentation to one that is accessible to all students, and includes the necessary documents, in D2L. The on-line presentation is available now. It is important that you complete the presentation and submit the required documents as soon as possible.

You can access this Pre-Registration meeting by logging into D2L, click on "Student Teaching Pre-Registration Meeting" and carefully follow the instructions.

Please note, Teacher Candidacy (formerly FATE) is not required to start the student teaching process. 


Student Teaching Handbooks

The links below provide useful information for student teacher candidates in any education program.

The links below provide useful information for student teacher candidates in a specific education program.


Other Information

Encrypted Clearance Support Process to Schools

Clinical Experiences

125 West Rosedale Avenue
Suite 107, Wayne Hall
West Chester, PA 19383
Fax: 610-436-2874

Maryann C. Beaver
Interim Executive Director
Office of Clinical Experiences & Candidate Services

Denise Meikle
Field Placement Specialist

Susan McKnett
Administrative Assistant
 (Student Teaching)

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