Teacher Education Field Experience

Teacher Education offers concentrations in Elementary/Special Education and Secondary Education.

Field Experience Information for Teacher Education Programs

There are two courses that require field experience in the Teacher Education Program:

  • EDUC 1120: Introduction to Teaching
  • EDUC 1190: Teacher Education Practicum

EDUC 1190 requires students to complete 45 hours of field experience in a K-12 general education and special education classroom during 12 weeks of the term.

Additional Information

  • Students will receive an email with information on applying for a field placement after registering for the course.
  • All students will are required to fill out an online placement application in order to complete field hours.
  • There are limited options for after-school hours so students should plan their schedule to allow for observational hours to be completed sometime Monday – Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.
  • All students taking this course are required to take and pass a background check. Students are responsible for paying the background check fees. Information about obtaining a background check will be included in the email students receive shortly before the term begins.