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Office of Teacher Education and Partnerships

School District Partners and College of Education faculty and staff
The Austin Peay State University Office of Teacher Education and Partnerships serves as a liaison between teacher candidates and the area schools where they gain valuable practical experience. All observation and clinical placements are initiated through this office. The deadline to apply for student teaching for the fall semester is February 15. The deadline to apply for student teaching for the spring semester is September 15. Applications should be submitted in writing to the Office of Teacher Education and Partnerships.

Educator Job Fair

Are you seeking qualified PreK-12 teachers to support the needs in your school district? Join us at Austin Peay State University for our district recruitment event, which is mandatory for all student teachers to attend.

Educator Job Fair
Noon - 2 p.m.
April 12
Morgan University Center Ballroom

Employer registration is free! If you have questions about this event, please email Amy Barrett at barrettam@apsu.edu.

Register to Recruit

OTEP Staff


Dr. Lisa Barron

Associate Dean & Director of Teacher Education and Partnerships
Dr. Lisa Barron
Claxton 233


Amy Barrett

Certification Analyst I
Mrs. Amy Barrett
Claxton 228


Amber Button

Coordinator of Teacher Residencies
Ms. Amber Button
Claxton 228

Master Clinician

Mrs. Judy Castleberry
Claxton 302B

University Supervisors

Melinda Groves

Melinda Harris

Jolene Jenkins

Janelle Mahaney

Pollyanna Mosley

Debra Savely

Marydith Young


Kevin Fee headshot

Coordinator of Teacher Licensure
Mr. Kevin Fee
Claxton 228


Learn more about roles within the Office of Teacher Education and Partnerships. 

A Master Clinician is an expert teacher with a variety of teaching experiences in P-12 schools as well as higher education. He or she serves as a liaison to promote positive relationships between local school systems and universities. Master clinicians share their expertise by teaching field-based courses, working with teacher mentors, conducting workshops and seminars, facilitating performance assessments, and providing leadership for teacher candidates. By demonstrating research-based practices and helping to improve student outcomes, master clinicians prepare and equip future teachers to have a positive impact on student performance from the first time they enter the classroom.