Field experience is an essential component of the Child Development Program and helps prospective teachers see the relationships between theory and practice.
Students 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.
Students must complete field experience and laboratory hours as stated in course documents.
Students not meeting the required field experience hours or required laboratory hours within a given semester will not pass the course.
The Children's Center, accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, serves as an educational site for Child Development and Education students, under the supervision of faculty and child development specialists.
The Field Placement Office supports child development and education students specifically with TECA and EDUC courses, offering the following services:
Lisa Tilley, Instructional Associate
Field Placement Office
Updated June 16, 2014