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School of Education Celebrates Yearlong Clinical Experience Program

The School of Education hosted a dinner on January 25, 2016 to celebrate the ongoing implementation of the yearlong clinical experience program. Throughout the evening a variety of speakers shared their work in developing the yearlong experience. They included, among others: Greg Duffy, Principal at Lafayette Mills Elementary School; Ed Aldarelli, Principal at West Freehold Elementary School; Linda Foster, Coordinator of the School of Education Mentoring Program; Meredith Riddle, Director of the Provisional Teacher Program; and John Henning, Dean of the School of Education.

The presenters spoke to the three primary goals of the yearlong program:

  1. increased P-12 student learning
  2. high quality teacher preparation
  3. strong support for mentor teachers

Attendees included teacher candidates, teachers, administrators, and professors.