Field Experience

Field experience is an essential component of the Child Development Program and helps prospective teachers see the relationships between theory and practice.

You gain hands-on experience and have an opportunity to observe master teachers, develop professional and personal strengths, and acquire essential skills necessary to become a teacher.

Program Requirements

You must complete field experience and laboratory hours as stated in course documents.

If you do not meet the required field experience hours or required laboratory hours within a given semester, you will not pass the course.

Field Experience and Laboratory Site

The Children's Center, accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, serves as an educational site for our Child Development and Education students, under the supervision of faculty and child development specialists.

Field Placement Office

The Field Placement Office supports you specifically with TECA and EDUC courses, offering the following services:

  • Processes background checks
  • Grants petitions on course restrictions
  • Schedules field assignments



Lisa Tilley, Instructional Associate
Field Placement Office
NFAC 1231



Updated June 29, 2015


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