The Office of Teacher Education Services and Clinical Practice provides a responsible agency and administrative structure for moving field experiences from a series of minimally related segments to a coordinated program of direct contacts with children, youth, teachers, and institutions. These field experiences provide the practical, hands-on foundation which greatly improves the quality of Ball State's teacher education preparation programs. The development of coordinating procedures pertinent to utilization of both on- and off-campus educational settings is an important function of the office. In addition, the office serves as a contact agency for institutions and professional personnel in the field for input from the practitioner's view into the preparatory programs in teacher education.
Observation Participation, and Practicum
Limited Criminal History
Handbook for University Supervisors (July 2015) (PDF)
Individual Field Experience
Group Field Experience