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Field Experience Requirements

  • Field experiences must be completed in at least three (3) different schools. No more than half of the total hours can be in one school.
  • Students must have documented a minimum of fifteen (15) hours within each grade level/program category in which they will be licensed.
    • Cohort BEFORE September 2017: For example, Elementary Education students must complete at least fifteen (15) hours in the following program grade categories: K-2, 3-5 and 6-8. Secondary Education students must complete at least 15 hours in the following program grade categories: 6-8, 9-10 and 11-12.
    • Cohort BEGINNING September 2017: For example, Elementary Education students must complete at least fifteen (15) hours in the following program grade categories: 1-3 and 4-6. Secondary Education students must complete at least 15 hours in the following program grade categories: 9-10 and 11-12.
  • Students must complete 10-15 hours of field experiences with exceptional children (in self-contained, resource or inclusion settings) as required by each program.
  • Students must have a minimum of fifteen (15) hours of multicultural experiences in classrooms where at least 20 percent of the class is of a culture, language or racial/ethnic group that is different from their own.
  • The majority (51 percent or over) of the field experience hours must be in a public school setting.

Placement

Instructors or the Office of Field Experiences and Student Teaching will make arrangements for field experience placements.

Evaluation

An evaluation will be completed by the instuctor of identified courses. An online faculty evaluation is completed in FEDS by at least three course instructors for admission into student teaching.