Office Contact Information
practicum experiences and teacher induction
Mon - Fri 9am-5pm
Communication with students is done by direct mailings, email, and voicemail. A large calendar of events is posted outside the Practicum Office that lists all current events. Students also receive a hard copy of the calendar at orientation meetings each semester.
Fran Loftus (email)
Director and Certification Officer
Primary responsibilities include the day to day operations of practicum programs, the placement of all full practicum student teachers, professional development of the clinical faculty supervisors, advisor to Donovan Urban Teaching Scholars Program, and special collaborative projects. Areas of interest include multicultural education, clinical supervision, reading and literacy, and school-college collaboration.
Melita Malley (email)
Primary responsibilities include placement of all pre-practicum student teachers, recruitment and training of graduate assistant supervisors, coordination of Special Issues in Teaching lecture series, and communication to the schools.
Elizabeth Hering (email)
Practicum Program Specialist and Office Manager
Responsible for the daily operations of the office and for student files. Appointments with the Director or Assistant Director should be made through Ms. Hering.