Are you interested in clinical practice? Are you an educator invested in solving real issues and challenges related to developing school-university partnerships and centering clinical practice within educator
preparation programs? If you answered “Yes!” to these questions, you are encouraged to apply to be a Clinical Practice Fellow.

Who are Clinical Practice Fellows?
Clinical Practice Fellows are a community of school- and university-based teacher educators who have a strong interest in clinical practice. Clinical Practice Fellows consist of higher-education faculty, doctoral
students, clinical field coordinators, mentor teachers, principals, and teacher leaders committed to engaging in collaborative dialogue focused on centering clinical practice and developing school-university partnerships within teacher education programs. Clinical Practice Fellows are selected through an application process.

What do Clinical Practice Fellows do?
Clinical Practice Fellows network with one another, share research and teaching interests and hear from some of the top scholars and practitioners in the field as they engage in a national dialogue. These collaborations occur annually at the national symposium and throughout the year as we collectively dialogue on placing clinical practice at the center of teacher education.

When is the 2023 Clinical Fellows Symposium?
The symposium is a bridging activity that occurs following the 2023 NAPDS annual conference and preceding the 2023 ATE annual conference.

What is the 2023 Clinical Practice Fellows Symposium theme?
This year’s Clinical Practice Fellows Symposium theme, Delving into Dilemmas: Inquiring Into Equity, Access, and Inclusion in Clinically Based Teacher Education, will be action-oriented and discussion-based. It
is designed to bring teams together to work on problems of practice they face in their contexts. Participants will have the opportunity to network with fellows who share similar challenges. Together we will generate ideas, brainstorm advocacy opportunities, and develop action plans. Thus, we will rethink the nature of clinical practice, re-imagine our partnerships, and re-envision equitable experiences that support all stakeholders.

For application information, please visit this page. Information for returning fellows and the application for new fellows can be found at this site.