Field Placement & Student Teaching
Learn by doing.
The College of Education and Human Development prepares future teachers and educators by giving them field experience and student teaching opportunities to prepare them for their careers ahead.
Field Experience is considered a critical link between the theory of teaching and the practice of teaching. Through short-term placements in classrooms and educational settings, students have the opportunity to apply and demonstrate skills gained from academic course work. All teacher education programs require field experience.
Student Teaching is the culmination of teacher preparation. Through a semester-long placement, teacher candidates have the opportunity to apply and demonstrate skills gained from academic and teaching methodology course work. The College of Education & Human Development requires student teaching for graduation.
Volunteers in Teaching & Learning (V.I.T.A.L.) is a program designed to give education majors experiences in a variety of settings and with diverse cultures and community agencies.
Director of Teacher Education
Field Experience Coordinator