School of Education

Office of Clinical Experiences
and Partnerships

Clinical experiences is an integral part of all the certification programs offered in the School of Education. The primary purpose of clinical experiences is to connect the theory and strategies learned in the Nazareth classrooms to real world applications in public schools/agencies. Below you will find the various types of clinical experiences offered at Nazareth College. For more details about each clinical experiences please click the title of the clinical experience and you will be taken to another page with pertinent information and forms for that experience.

  • Field Experience
    Field Experience is a formative clinical experience that take place prior to a teacher candidate student teaching.
  • Undergraduate Student Teaching
    Undergraduate student teaching is a cumulative clinical experience for teacher candidates looking to earn an initial teaching certification and Bachelors Degree.
  • Graduate Student Teaching (Initial Certification)
    Graduate Student teaching is a cumulative clinical experience for teacher candidates who currently have bachelors degree and are  looking to earn their initial teaching certification through a Masters program.
  • Graduate Practicum (Additional or Changing Certification)
    Graduate practicum is a cumulative clinical experience for teacher candidates who currently have a bachelors degree and a teacher certification and are looking to change or add an additional certification through a Masters program.

The Office of Clinical Experiences and Partnerships would not be able to carry out its job without the help of our wonderful School-Based Teacher Educators (SBTEs) formally known as cooperating teachers.   We ask that our SBTEs visit the link below in order to find the most up-to-date information about the types of clinical experiences and the responsibilities expected during these experiences. 

Questions?

Please contact the Office of Clinical Experiences and Partnerships and we'll be happy to help.

Colleen M. Burrell, M.Ed.
Program Director, Office of Clinical Experiences and Partnerships
Golisano Academic Center, Room 277
4245 East Avenue
Rochester, New York 14618
585-389-2596
fieldexp@naz.edu