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The New England Consortium was established in 1985, when the clinical education faculty from the accredited entry-level programs met informally in Biddeford, Maine. It was unanimously decided at that first meeting that collaboration was essential if clinical education was to move forward. The Consortium is a non-profit organization that became incorporated in May of 1987.

Consortium membership presently includes 18 physical therapy programs in New England, represented by those programs’ clinical education faculty.  Program representatives work collaboratively with clinical partners to provide resources that enhance the clinical teaching environment.

For more information about the NECCE’s member institutions, please look at our Member Schools page.


The mission of the New England Consortium of Academic Coordinators of Clinical Education (NEC-ACCE)/ New England Consortium of Clinical Educators (NECCE) is:

  1. To support academic clinical partnerships through professional development related to clinical education.
  2. To work collaboratively with all stakeholders to promote excellence in clinical education through innovation, leadership, and scholarship.
  3. To provide networking assistance for academic and clinical partners to facilitate mentorship and scholarship.


  1. Streamline processes related to clinical education including CI credentialing, clinical sites of excellence, and the clinical placement process.
  2. Facilitate reciprocal information sharing between the consortium and clinical partners including dissemination of local, regional, and national updates.
  3. Improve clinical teaching through the sharing of evidence-based resources and best practices.
  4. Develop research efforts among clinical and academic faculty within and between consortia.
  5. Support networking, mentorship opportunities, and leadership development among and between clinical and academic faculty