Field Experience and Student Teaching

Field experience is an integral part of the initial certification programs offered in the Department of Education and Human Development.

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The field experience component provides school-based participation for the teacher candidate throughout the phases of the certification programs and culminates in the student teaching practicum. Specific field placement requirements for Adolescence Inclusive Generalist and Childhood Inclusive programs are included in the Program Descriptions on the left-hand menu bar. Information for Teacher Candidates (Field Experience and Student Teaching), College Supervisors and School-based Teacher Educators is listed separately below - just click on the appropriate link.


Tracy Peterson

Director of Partnership Development and Field Experience
Office: 252-F Albert W. Brown Building
Phone: (585) 395-2596

Shelly Smith

Coordinator Field Experience
Office: 252-G Albert W. Brown Building 
Phone: (585) 395-2562

Amber Brooks

Office: 252-E Albert W. Brown Building 
Phone: (585) 395-2505

Field Experience Office

252 Albert W. Brown Building
The College at Brockport
350 New Campus Drive
Brockport, NY 14420
Phone: (585) 395-2505
Fax: (585) 395-2319

Who to Contact For...


For technical issues such as not receiving e-mails with log in information; can’t complete the assessment; can’t view the assessment contact the IT help desk at (585) 395-5151 option 1. All assessments are completed in Tk20, any questions regarding issues with the assessments can be sent to the help desk.


Questions regarding the certification process, exams, fingerprinting, dates, etc. should be directed to the Certification Office at


Questions regarding faculty contracts through Education & Human Development for college supervision can be sent to Heather Laudico.

Mileage Reimbursement

For college supervisors who travel to observe teacher candidates at their placement site please reach out to Heather Laudico.

Field Experience & Student Teaching Placements

Field Experience and Student Teaching Placements are coordinated by Shelly Smith. Teacher candidates are not to solicit placements at the districts.


Questions regarding SBTE paperwork for payment of stipends or tuition waivers for student teaching supervision (based on type of placement) should contact Amber Brooks.

Problems with Placement and/or SBTE

Initial concerns voiced to the college supervisor should be handled by further investigation (contacting the SBTE, arranging a meeting at the district, etc.) to gather input from both the SBTE and teacher candidate and try to come to a resolution. Dispositional matters that require follow up can be directed to Tracy Peterson.


For questions/updates regarding any of our handbooks, contact Amber Brooks.

Last Updated 8/19/19

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