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practicum experiences & teacher induction

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Campion 103
Mon - Fri 9am-5pm

Practicum Experiences & Teacher Induction Team

Fran Loftus (email)
Director & Certification Officer

Fran Loftus oversees the placement of all full practicum student teachers, professional development of the Clinical Faculty supervisors, serves as an advisor for graduate students enrolled in the Donovan Urban Teaching Scholars Program, and directs special collaborative projects in conjunction with the Department of Teacher Education, Special Education and Curriculum & Instruction. Fran's areas of interest include multicultural education, clinical supervision, reading and literacy, & school-college collaboration.

Melita Malley (email)
Assistant Director

Melita Malley manages placement of all pre-practicum student teachers, recruitment and training of the Graduate Assistant Teachers, coordinates the Special Issues in Teaching lecture series, and communication with K-12 partnership schools.

Elizabeth Hering
Practicum Program Specialist and Office Manager
Elizabeth Hering attends to the operations of the office and student files. Appointments with the Director or Assistant Director should be made through Ms. Hering.