VCU Clinical Faculty Program
The VCU Clinical Faculty Program is one of five
objectives of the META Teacher Development and Retention
Project overseen by the Center for Teacher Leadership at
Virginia Commonwealth University.
Teachers consistently report that their student
teaching experience was the most powerful and important
part of their preparation program. We take that seriously
at VCU and strive to ensure consistency and quality in our
clinical placements. Our Clinical Faculty are exemplary K-
12 practitioners identified through a competitive selection
process to work with VCU pre-service teachers. Through a
two-day training based on the Santa Cruz New Teacher
Project, Clinical Faculty acquire the knowledge and skills
needed to assist VCU pre-service teachers in becoming
critically reflective practitioners.
Take a moment to browse the website to learn more about
who we are. We hope that you will consider becoming a part
of this exciting endeavor in shaping tomorrow’s teachers.
Eligibility Criteria for VCU Clinical Faculty
Level 1 Clinical Faculty (Cooperating Teachers):
•Valid Virginia Collegiate Professional Certificate
•Virginia Teaching Endorsement for subject(s)/grade(s)
• Successful classroom teaching experience for a
minimum of three years
•Recognition from a peer and supervisor as an
accomplished teacher with positive human relations skills
•Full-time teaching assignment within a school building
that involves no travel to another building and is
consonant with VCU teacher preparation programs.
How to apply
Look for applications in the fall of 2007. Complete the
application with supporting documentation and submit by the
Be prepared to select one of two mandatory training windows
offered in the summer of 2008 (traditionally it’s been
August). The training takes two days 8:00-4:00 each day
with lunch provided.