Niner Clinical Immersion School


NCIS stands for Niner Clinical Immersion School.  It's a pilot program designed to increase the level of meaningful engagement for pre-student teacher candidates in P12 schools.  The word "immersion" is important... NCIS is a way to "immerse" candidates in the P12 classroom while at the same time taking coursework to train you to become a teacher.  NCIS restructures the required clinical hours assigned to courses to better serve the needs of our teacher education candidates.

NCIS is a pilot program.  We are beginning with graduate certificate teacher education candidates recently accepted into our program.  We eventually anticipate adapting the NCIS model with our undergraduate programs as well; however, at this time we are only accepting graduate certificate candidates for NCIS.

The goals of NCIS are:

  • Developing "true partnerships" with P12 schools in candidate preparation

  • Fostering extensive interactions with candidates + teachers at school sites

  • Creating a stronger communication loop between candidates, university faculty and P12 stakeholders

  • Increasing feedback to candidates from P12 partners

  • Deepening levels of engagement for candidates at school sites

  • Cultivating effective relationships for success in student teaching

For more information, visit the links on the left and email us or call at 704-687-8163.