Field Experience/Student Teaching

Field Placement Office: (fax #: 215-571-4270)

PA Clearance Policy, Forms, and Procedures:

For all information on Clearance Policies, Procedures and electronic applications, go to the School of Education’s Field Placement Office Website.

Stages of Field Experiences:

  • Field Experiences Overview – (Graduate level)
  • Please be advised that Student Teaching must be completed in an appropriate American Public/Charter school, or an approved International school whereby English is the language spoken in all classrooms and the school is following PA Department of Education and US Department of Education guidelines. In addition, field placement candidates should have access to appropriate school settings for field placements which include working with students with special needs and students whose first language is not English.

Field Placement Application Procedures (Graduate):

2015-16 Procedures Applying for All Field Experiences Stages 1,2,3,4

STAGE 1 & 2 Classroom Observations & Explorations:

STAGE 3: Pre-student Teaching (UG & GR) or Practicum for EDUC 608

Please be advised of the  Pre-student Teaching application and deadlines to apply!

Pre-student Teaching Application Deadlines:

  • Fall term Methods/Practicum course: Apply by January 1
  • Winter term Methods/Practicum course: Apply by April 1
  • Spring term Methods/Practicum course: Apply by October 1

The pre-student teaching field experience/s are associated with the following methods courses (UG/GR):

  • PreK-4 Program:
    • Math Methods MTED 317/517
    • Early Literacy: EDUC 336/529
  • Secondary Program:
    • Science Methods EDUC 314/514
    • Math Methods: MTED 319/519
    • English: EDUC 358/538
    • Social Studies: EDUC 356/556
  • Teaching English as a Second Language: EDUC 608 The Intercultural Learner

Stage 4: Student Teaching (UG & Graduate)

Online Student Teaching Orientations:

Student Teaching Forms (For Cooperating Teachers and Site Supervisors):

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