Office of Field Experience

You will become well acquainted with staff in the Office of Field Experience and Licensure (OFEX). We manage the application and admission process for the Teacher Education Program, work with school divisions to place teacher candidates in schools, and serve as resources when concerns arise in field placements. When you successfully complete your program, we submit your licensure application to the state. Above all, we are problem solvers.

Our Staff


Dr. Debora Bays Wilbon
Associate Dean and Director of Field Experience
(540) 831-6311






Dr. Kelly Robinson
Coordinator of Field Experiences
(540) 831-5277







Ms. Libby Hall
Licensure Manager
(540) 831-5424




Important OFEX Dates

Mandatory Informational Meeting

These meetings are for undergraduate, graduate, and transfer students interested in applying to the Teacher Education Program to earn Teacher Candidate status and begin field placement.  Attend one meeting a year before you will apply to the Teacher Education Program.  For more information on when to attend a Mandatory Informational Meeting, see Step 6 of Undergraduate Teacher Preparation or Transfer Student Teacher Preparation. Graduate students interested in pursuing teacher licensure should attend a Mandatory Informational Meeting. 

Spring 2024 Schedule

Spring 2024 Schedule for Transfer Students

VCLA Preparation

VCLA Writing Resources

Tutoring at Harvey Center for Learning and Writing  

Writing critiques from NetTutor

Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment website 

VCLA Prep Workshop Schedule Spring 2024

            The VCLA Prep Workshop is a 70 minute overview of the VCLA exam.  Learn more about the test format and get study tips to help you prepare for the test.