Announcements

June 21, 2017

Attention Teacher Candidates,

The Office of Field Placement has posted our Field Experience Calendar for Fall 2017. This calendar can help students find orientation dates and times along with field experience dates. Please note that the beginning dates for field experience differ from the university semester dates. Orientation room information will be posted on the announcement page at a later time.

All students must attend an orientation prior to starting field experience. If you cannot make orientation at your main site, you may travel to an alternate location. Please arrive on time. Orientation held on August 21st, will only be for Macon Residential and RAC students.

Confirmed placements are coming in daily. TOFES will be updated starting July 14th. Please check your online application for placement updates.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office. I look forward to seeing you all.

Kristin T. Doss
Associate Director of Field Placement


May 31, 2017
Job posting- Newton County

Fairview Elementary

3325 Fairview Road

Covington, GA 30016

Seeking a 1st grade teacher for the 2017-2018 school year.

Please contact Dr. LaMoyne Brunson, Principal: brunson.Lamoyne@newton.k12.ga.us

Phone: 770-786-2636


May 30, 2017

Attention Field Experience Summer Students:

Depending on your confirmed placement, please see below on where to report your first day:

CFK-Atlanta: AACC building, 2930 Flowers Road South, Atlanta GA 30334.

CFK-Henry: 160 Henry Parkway, McDonough, Georgia 30253

CFK-Douglas: 975 Blair’s Bridge Road, Lithia Springs, Georgia 30122

CFK-Macon: Engineering building, 1200 Prince Street, Macon, GA 31201

Gwinnett County Schools: Please report to your assigned school.

Please dress professional, arrive on time and wear your Mercer name badge.


May 23, 2017

Good Morning, All.

Please be advised that name badges have arrived for those of you participating in Summer Field Experiences. Please contact the following to schedule when to pick up your badge:

Atlanta: Pam Richardson, Field Placement Coordinator

                Richardson_PG@mercer.edu; Room BE 130

Henry: Kristin T. Doss, Associate Director of Field Placement

                Doss_kt@mercer.edu; Room 122D

Macon: Carlene Russell, Director of Candidate Program Progression, Teacher Education

                Russell_CS@mercer.edu; Stetson 113

Douglas: Mr. Robinson or Dr. Pollocks, will be available starting 5.26.2017

Newnan: Please contact the office of field placement.

**Please note, if this is a replacement badge then there is a $10 fee due upon receipt of your badge. If you already received a name badge from a previous semester, please disregard this message.


May 19, 2017

Attention Summer Field Experience Students,

Please be reminded that Summer semester Early Fieldwork/Pre-Practicum Orientations will available online this semester. Please log into your LiveText account to see the Orientation Powerpoint. This will be available starting May 22nd and must be completed by May 31, 2017. No Exceptions!

Confirmed placements for Summer 2017 have been loaded into TOFES.  If we have received confirmation of your placement then your status will read, "placement confirmed”. If your status reads, “Placement in progress”, then we have requested a placement for you but have not yet received confirmation from the school system.  Please do not panic if you do not see a confirmed placement when you log in on the site.  I assure you the Office of Field Placement is working diligently to obtain these confirmations for everyone. We will update the website daily as more confirmations are received.

Each student should have received an individual schedule regarding your summer placement from our office. If you have not received one, please contact us today. Requests to change your assigned placement or grade will likely not be honored at this time.

Summer syllabi can be found  in our student resource guide. Field Experience calendars and Assignment Due Dates can be found in your TOFES account.

Please contact our office if you have any questions. Let’s have a great semester!


May 17, 2017

Namebadges for Summer Field Experience have been ordered. We will notify students when they have arrived and are ready for pick up.

Thanks,

Office of Field Placement


April 12, 2017

Greetings!

The  Field Experience Calendar for Summer 2017 has been posted. This calendar will give you details regarding Orientations as well as start and end dates for Summer experiences. Individual schedules will be sent to your Mercer email. 

Orientation will be available Summer semester online. Please log into your Livetext account to see the powerpoint presentation.  This will be available starting May 22nd and must be completed by May 31, 2017. Confirmed placements will be posted starting May 5th.

If you have questions, feel free to contact the Office of Field Placement.


April 3, 2017

Students:

Many of you may be attempting to complete Summer and/or Fall Semester registration at this time and are receiving error messages when trying to register for your field experience courses.  Please be advised that only the Office of Field Placement will be able to register students for field experience courses.  Registration for field experience courses will take place during the month of April. We will post a message via ListServ when registration is complete.  Once we complete registration for your field experience course, you may then contact your advisor to add any additional co-requisites or curriculum course(s) that you may need. 

It is not necessary to contact the Office of Field Placement and request that we register you for your field experience course. We will complete this process for all students who have applied during the application period and who are deemed eligible to participate in field experience for the upcoming Semester(s).


March 1, 2017

Please see below for the Summer Field Experience Tentative dates. Orientation dates will be announced soon.

Summer 2017 Field Experience

Tentative dates June 1, 2017 – July 28, 2017*

Beginning dates for field experiences differ from the semester start date for university classes.  The Office of Field Placement will announce exact session dates for Summer Field Experiences, as they are available, via listserv, OFP announcements or Mercer e-mail. Candidates participating in summer experience should view this course, as any other semester long course.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our office at: tiftfieldplacement@mercer.edu 


February 28, 2017

Thank you for completing your Summer and Fall fieldwork applications. We are in the process of requesting placements with various school systems. Confirmed placements will be posted in TOFES starting May 5th for Summer field experience and July 14th for Fall field placement. If you do not see a confirmed placement in TOFES at that time, it means that the Office of Field Placement is still awaiting the confirmed placement from the school system. Once we have the confirmed placement from the school system, TOFES will be updated.