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Clinical Partnerships and Practice (in develpoment) 5/23/14

This office seeks to develop, maintain and enhance effective partnerships in the community. Effective partnerships create the environment for high-quality clinical practice, which is central to preparation. The goal is to have settings where candidates develop the knowledge, skills, and professional dispositions necessary to demonstrate positive impact on all P-12 students' learning and development. (CAEP 2)

The School of Education is interested in developing partnerships with schools and districts to provide excellent field and clinical experiences for our candidates. Principals and teachers interested in supervising student teachers should contact Ronnie Foster.


Ronnie Foster
Special Assistant to the Dean
Office    118 Stewart Hall
Phone    225.771.5272
Fax         225.771.2292

Field Experiences

Professional Development Schools (PDS)

Professional Development Schools (PDS) are P-12 schools that are enjoined in collaborative planning partnerships with the School of Education's teacher preparation programs. The partnerships support the professional development of P-12 teachers, pre-service teachers, and University faculty. The primary beneficiaries to the partnerships are P-12 students who are expected to show dramatic improvements in their performance on standardized tests of achievement, especially in math and language arts. The faculty of each partnership work together to explore and develop initiatives that meet their educational needs. 

Two schools in the East Baton Rouge Parish School System are in the initial phases of PDS agreements with the teacher preparation program in the School of Education. These schools are Crestworth Elementary and Capitol Elementary Schools. The Southern University Laboratory School continues to serve as a "teaching hospital" as it meets the needs of training our pre-service and in-service candidates.  

Southern University Laboratory School

The Southern University Laboratory School serves as a site for clinical/field experiences of students in the college, along with the unit's professional development and partner school. Since its founding history, the Laboratory School services P-12 students and is available to meet the educational research and field-based demonstration needs of the School of Education. Southern University Laboratory School continues to maintain high standards for P-12 students.