Early Field Experiences

Teacher education candidates have opportunities to observe in a variety of P-12 classrooms from the beginning of their professional teacher education coursework.  Early and ongoing engagement with public school faculty and students ensures a balance of educational theory an practice.

Early Field Experience

With the exception of EDCI 201, Candidates enrolled in PSY 323, SPED 339 and most methods courses complete field experiences as part of course requirements and must be fully admitted into the teacher education program in order to enroll in these courses.  EDCI 201, PSY 323 and SPED 339 require a contract and time sheet which are to be submitted to the TaskStream in the "Professional Education Sequence Portfolio" under "Contracts & Timesheets".  Documentation of field experiences for other courses is at the discretion of the individual course instructor.

ELEM/MG/Inclusive Education "Block"

This is for ELMG 390 and ELMG 411 - completed by undergraduate Elementary, Middle Grades, and Inclusive Education students.

This applies to undergraduate students in Elementary Education, Inclusive Education, and Middle Grades Education and is generally completed the semester prior to Internship. 

The experience is one day a week for 10 weeks.

Placement information is generally announced about the second week of the semester of the Block experience in class.

Early Field Experience/Block Application Process

Note: Self-placement is NOT permitted.

Students who are applying for placement will apply through TaskStream.

  • Under "Early Field Exp/Methods Application" in the "Professional Education Sequence Portfolio" are links to Block Application, EDCI 201 - EFX Application, and the PSY/SPED/Methods EFX Application. (Graduate Students will use the "Graduate Core" Portfolio)
  • Select the link that applies to you, complete the form and attach your background check (and explanation of charges if applicable).
  •  Make sure to click "Submit Work" on the upper right-hand corner and submit your application to "CEAP Master".

Both candidates and host teachers evaluate field experiences on TaskStream.

 

 

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