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Clinical Educator Training

Ended Jul 12, 2022

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Full course description

ModalityAsynchronous work at your own pace

Full Schedule Access is available from Tuesday, May 31st through Tuesday, July 12th, 2022.

The Clinical Educator Training (CET) course is designed to provide both school-based and university-based teacher educators with skills needed to instruct and supervise teacher candidates completing initial teacher preparation programs. The course meets FDOE state mandates for CET and addresses the following required skills:

  1. Applying the research around mindset to work with developing educators
  2. Conducting content planning conferences
  3. Being expert observers and diagnosticians of teaching and learning
  4. Providing evidence-based, non-evaluative feedback

In addition, the CET course at USF addresses the collaborative triad of support between university, school site, and the candidate, and it provides guidance to address mentee struggles and challenges as well. The course is asynchronous, work at your own pace, and consists of 5 engaging modules.

The certificate of completion credentials teachers to host USF candidates and final interns in their classrooms.

Required Materials None

Facilitator Dr. Laura Sabella

Dr. Laura Sabella is the Director of Field and Clinical Education at the University of South Florida College of Education and an Instructor in Secondary programs. She received her Bachelor’s and Ph.D. from the University of South Florida and her Master's from Saint Leo University. Prior to working at USF, Dr. Sabella taught high school locally and was an ESOL Resource Teacher for Pasco County Schools. She has taught both undergraduate and graduate level education courses at USF. Her areas of interest include secondary education, specifically how secondary candidates negotiate exceptional student populations during field experiences, the central importance of coaching and supervision in teacher education, and avenues for alternative field experiences to enhance new teacher practice.

Teachers at any of the following districts can email to receive a discount promotional code: Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Hernando, Sarasota, or Manatee.

For questions about this training event contact Rachel Hatten at or 813-974-5959.