Field Placement

Field experiences are an essential component of the Teacher Education Program and help prospective teachers see the relationships between theory and practice. Field experiences include classroom observations and/or community service.

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

Course Requirements

Field experiences are part of all EDUC courses and 3 TECA courses. Each course requires a minimum of 16 hours of field experience. Field experiences will be planned through your education course instructors and instructional associate. A field placement course matrix (PDF will open in new window) is available.

The Children's Center at Northeast Campus, 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. 

Field Placement Office

The campus Field Placement offices support you specifically with TECA and EDUC courses, offering the following services:

  • Processing background checks
  • Granting petitions on course restrictions
  • Scheduling field assignments (classroom observation and/or community service)



Northeast Campus
Lisa Tilley, Instructional Associate
NFAC 1231

South Campus
Frances Gardner, Instructional Associate
SMITH 1121



Updated June 29, 2015


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