The primary purpose of Preclinical and Student Teaching experiences is to enable candidates to engage in early and ongoing experiences in various school settings. All clinical experiences link theory and practice. Candidates are required to complete the clinical experiences as prescribed by their program including student teaching. Preclinical experiences are taken concurrently with their professional education courses. During these experiences candidates are required to attend all scheduled seminars. The School of Education assigns and supervises all placements and cooperating teachers evaluate candidate performance along with university supervisors. For detailed information regarding the policies and procedures of the preclinical and student teaching experiences, refer to the Preclinical and Student Teaching Handbooks.
Dr. Mary Jeffery, Ed.D.
Dr. Mary Jeffery, Assessment Coordinator and Assistant Licensure Officer
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Dr. Mary Jeffery is an assistant professor with the School of Education and is the Assistant Licensure Office and Assessment Coordinator. She came to Benedictine University as an adjunct instructor and student teaching supervisor in January 2011 after teaching and administrating in secondary public schools for over 15 years. After receiving her bachelor’s degree at Illinois Wesleyan University, Dr. Jeffery followed her love of adventure and moved to Arizona where she worked to develop alternative education programs for high school students. She moved from Arizona to Michigan and completed her Masters of Arts in Teaching K-12 Reading at Saginaw Valley State University. Dr. Jeffery recently completed her Doctorate in Education with a concentration in Leadership in Curriculum and Instruction at Aurora University. Her current position marries her varied background and interests; her administrative experience guides her interest in assessment and her teaching experience guides her interest in working with preclinical candidates, advising, and teaching licensure.