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Clinical Experiences

Real-world experiences are paramount in preparing for a career in education. Because of this, the College of Education is committed to providing a range of diverse field placements appropriate for your chosen discipline. Whether you have chosen a career in teaching or counseling, you will gain valuable experience working alongside your peers in the field.

Clinical Experiences coordinates placements for candidates in our teacher preparation programs, including placements for those candidates enrolled in our online Palmetto College Elementary Education Program. We maintain positive collaborative relationships between the University of South Carolina's educator preparation programs and over 140 P-12 schools in 33 districts in Columbia and surrounding communities including Partnership Sites and Professional Development Schools.


Clinical Experiences Resources


SCTS 4.0 Forms

Expanded ADEPT incorporates the four domains of Instruction, Planning, Environment and Professionalism and adds the dimension of Student Growth. It also provides a level four professional practice rubric that is used as a coaching and growth tool leading to a summative evaluation of teaching. This rubric is called South Carolina Teaching Standards 4.0. This section contains all evaluation documents, checklists, and other forms related to SCTS 4.0, including the College of Education’s Disposition Rubric.


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