University of South Carolina

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINACOLLEGE OF EDUCATION
NCATE: Stories from the Field

USC’s "Stories from the Field"

The story of USC-Columbia focuses on the results of our 20-year journey in school-university partnerships and our continuing efforts as we move toward the future. We believe in the centrality of field experiences and clinical practice in educator preparation as described in NCATE’s Blue Ribbon Panel Report: Transforming Teacher Education through Clinical Practice: A National Strategy to Prepare Effective Teachers [pdf]. Our goal is to not only share our story, but provide details that may help others in their journey toward program excellence in education including recognition through accreditation.