The Office of Clinical Studies (OCS) within the Delaware Center for Teacher Education secures field placements for University of Delaware teacher candidates and supports faculty, staff, clinical educators, and school administrators who work with teacher candidates in the field. Through all of our interactions, we emphasize our mutual goal of preparing the next generation of teachers while enhancing the experience of the children and youth served in the sites within which we work. Click here for more information.
ATTENTION: The DE State Police, Troop 3-Dover location will be accepting walk-in fingerprinting for student teachers on Tuesday & Thursdays ONLY from 8:30am until 11:00am & 12:30pm – 3:00pm. However, already scheduled appointments will take priority over the walk-ins.
If you think you’ve been exposed or are showing symptoms of COVID 19, please go to Protect the Flock for more information.
ATTENTION: Background clearances for the spring semester will return to the UCTE Policy which states that any student participating in a field placement must have their fingerprinting background clearances results into our office by the first day of the semester. Any questions, please send an email to: email@example.com.
All school districts are requiring that students entering a school for any type of placement must complete the COVID test and submit negative results before entering the school. You will need to provide the district with your negative test results. If you should have any questions, please refer to your district’s website.
The Delaware Department of Education has confirmed that teacher candidates whose placement length has been adjusted in response to conditions relating to coronavirus/COVID-19 will be eligible for institutional recommendation for certification if they have satisfied all other requirements. Click here for more information.
NEW STUDENTS: Welcome to the University of Delaware! If you are an education major, you will need to obtain different clearances in order to attend any placement that requires you to work with children. This can be a confusing process! We will be hosting three town halls to go through the procedures. They will be July 7th at 9am, July 13th at 12pm, and July 19th at 4pm. Check your New Student Orientation information for the zoom links. If you have questions in the meantime, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When you participate in a field experience, your actions impact the learners and clinical educators with whom you work.
By engaging in a partnership with OCS, clinical educators help teacher candidates apply what they learn in their UD courses.
The Office of Clinical Studies works collaboratively with faculty who are teaching or planning courses with field experiences.