Clinical Field Experiences

We are proud to say that no one earns a major in Educational Studies at Rhodes College who hasn't had experience in a public school classroom. The clinical field experience is where the theory of the college classroom meets the practice of K-12 instruction. Clinical experience serves as a corequisite to many of our instructional and research methods-based educational courses.

Fingerprinting

All students enrolling in a clinical field experience must first be fingerprinted by TBI. This must be done only one time. See more information here.

Enrolling

If you are enrolling in a course that required clinical field experience (EDUC 360) as a corequisite, please complete this form during registration. This information will be used by the Teacher Licensure Coordinator to find a placement for you in a public school classroom in Memphis-Shelby County Schools.

Assessing

Students enrolled in clinical field experience (excepting students co-enrolled in EDUC 395) will be assessed by their clinical educator and will assess themselves on ten critical dispositions. It is particularly important for students pursuing teacher licensure to become familiar with these critical dispositions and to aspire to grow in these dispositions over the course of their time in our program.