College of Education and Learning Design
Office of Clinical Experiences
Our Mission, Your Experience
The Office of Clinical Experiences (OCE) prepares education students for their future careers by securing high-quality student teaching and field experience placements. From orientation to completion, our mission is to provide support as students navigate their first experience putting coursework into action. With strong connections to over 100 Minnesota schools, our students get the hands-on experience they need to meet licensure standards and step confidently into their roles as educators.
Memorandums of Agreement with schools across the state of Minnesota.
Teacher candidates who find clinical experiences through the OCE per semester.
Field experiences and student teaching placements made by the OCE each semester.
Licensure Areas at St. Cloud State University
The Office of Clinical Experiences coordinates field experience opportunities that meet the needs of our school partners, as well as the requirements of your licensure. At all degree levels, our office provides support for the following areas of focus.
*Can only be added on to an Elementary Licensure
Coordinate Your Experience with InPlace
- View placements
- Submit resumes and personal statements
- Apply for field experience
- Receive placement and accommodation information
- Track eligibility for specific placements
- View current and past placements
- Access assessment results and feedback
- View school and Cooperating Teacher information
- Communicate with OCE staff
- Record clinical experience hours
- Track test requirements
- Monitor demonstration of scope
- Track requirements for MN licensure
Navigating your field experience and licensure requirements can be complicated. Our online portal, InPlace, helps education students coordinate and manage their field experience, creating a seamless transition from student to teacher candidate.
Learn more about becoming a licensed teacher in Minnesota and surrounding states.
Resources to help with everything from getting your first job to developing effective instructional strategies.