Field Experience


Teacher candidates must complete 50 hours in each of three required field experience placements prior to student teaching.

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Program descriptions, including courses which require a 50-hour placement, are listed on the left-hand menu bar for both Adolescence Inclusive Generalist and Childhood Inclusive programs. Placements are arranged by the Field Experience Office - teacher candidates do not make their own placement arrangements. The teacher candidate must submit a Field Experience Application the semester prior to their field experience. A new form is needed for each of the three placements.

In addition, a resume is required, and teacher candidates need to register for the course as soon as possible. Some placements have a tutoring component, during which the candidate spends part of their 50 hours assisting students in the tutoring program at the district, and part of their hours in a classroom setting. Orientations and training are provided for tutoring programs. Some school districts require additional paperwork. More information, including policies and expectations, is available in the Field Experience Handbook.

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Field Placement Dates

Fall field experience placements begin in early September and go through finals week in December. Spring field experience placements begin in late January and go through finals week in May. The field experience is expected to be the full semester with 50 or more hours spaced across the entire time.


Field Experience Application forms and resumes for spring placements are due October 15; fall placement applications and resumes are due March 15, unless candidates are admitted to the program after those dates. You will be emailed detailed directions on the application process. Monitor your Brockport email for those directions and the link to the application.

Last Updated 8/19/19

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