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Field Experiences

Observation & Practicum

Teacher In Classroom

In the observation assignment, you are required to complete 30-hour observation and participation experience in local educational agencies.

Teacher Candidate Internship

Kindergarten Teacher and Children

Criminal Background Checks

Black Notebook

Students in approved teacher education preparation programs are required to provide a background check when registering for field placement.


Teacher Candidate Internship Evaluations

Teaching is a rewarding yet demanding profession. The teacher internship is the capstone feld experience of your program. Professionally, teacher candidates should demonstrate their commitment to a successful internship experience. This commitment is reflected by the teacher candidate's efforts in three areas that comprise: Professional Disposition, Efective Skills and Instruction, and Knowledge of the Specific Content Area.

The candidate is evaluated in these three areas during the teacher candidate internship.

Complete the Teacher Candidate Internship Evaluations

Public/Private Schools Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering in Public/Private Schools provides an opportunity for students interested in teaching to experience the classroom teaching environment. The Office of Teacher Education Services & Advising will post volunteer opportunities as they become available in public/private schools. Students interested in volunteering may contact the agency directly as listed on the Public/Private Schools Volunteer Opportunities page.