College of Education > Student Resources > Field Experiences > Field Experience Hours
The following provides information on the education programs with courses requiring field experience hours. Courses listed will have the number of hours and the level of experience (I or II) located in the right column.
The courses in each program appearing in bold are the designated formal evaluation points. Faculty teaching all sections of these courses must enter evaluations of student performance online (through FEDS).
Note: To receive an IL state endorsement in ESL and/or bilingual education, students are required by the state of Illinois to complete 100 field experience hours observing or working (for no pay) with PK-12 students under the supervision of licensed and endorsed teachers. For those who have been teaching in an ESL/bilingual education classroom for more than 3 months, this requirement does not apply. However, these students are required to provide ISBE a letter, on official letter-head, documenting their employment with ELLs. For those who have been teaching in an ESL/bilingual education classroom for more than 3 months, 6 BBE courses require a total of 30 field experience hours (required to earn the degree), and no more hours are required. Students who have not been teaching in an ESL/bilingual education classroom for more than 3 months must complete 6 BBE courses requiring a total of 100 field experience hours.
Counseling students are required to complete professional practice courses including a practicum and a two-quarter internship in counseling. More information can be found here.
Note: There is an optional course offered at the graduate level: T&L 480 Internship with Infants and Toddlers (75 hours/II).
The field experience hour requirements for the Special Education (MEd) vary by concentration.
*Please note that additional field experience hours may be required by other courses in the program at the instructor's discretion
*Because students in the SET program are already licensed teachers, they can complete their field experience hours in their own classroomas on non-compensated time.
*Students are placed by DePaul in their practicum sites.
* Because students in the SET program are already licensed teachers, they an complete their field experience hours in their own classrooms on non-compensated time.