A clinical faculty member and a student teacher reflect on the eligibility criteria. [View Image]
Apply: Complete an application process that includes a principal recommendation.
Attend Training: Attend Foundations in Mentoring for Clinical Faculty Level 1 - five Clinical Faculty modules, one full-day module on a Saturday, followed by four modules after school. The training focuses on the knowledge, skills and understandings to be an effective coach/mentor of pre-service, novice, or veteran teachers.
Coach: Practice using the coaching tools and language with a pre-service, novice, or veteran teacher.
Collect and Reflect: Collect and reflect on data of your coaching practice.
Complete Assessment Process: Submit coaching tools, a video recording of a reflecting conference, and responses to two reflective questions.
VCU Clinical Faculty members are part of a select and highly trained corps of teacher leaders. VCU Clinical Faculty members receive:
Teachers who are distinguished by exemplary practice; accomplished with positive human relations skills; seek professional growth and ways to expand their roles within the classroom and their school; and who want to give back to the profession by contributing to the development of pre-service and novice teachers.