Teacher Candidates who are enrolled in the Early Childhood Education/Special Education, Middle Grades Education and Secondary Education programs will complete 3-4 field experiences, beginning with the Pre-Practicum, or Early Fieldwork, experience.
EDUC 398: Fieldwork I/EDUC 399: Fieldwork II/EMAT 601: Pre-Practicum provides a semester-long, school-based experience for teacher candidates. Candidates will be assigned to diverse public schools and will spend a minimum of 35 clock hours observing and participating, on a limited basis, in classroom-related activities. Specific requirements for Pre-Practicum can be found in the course syllabus.
Orientation attendance is mandatory for all students participating in Field Experience. Failure to attend orientation will prevent the student from taking the course.