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Clinical Field Experience

 

School based placements include observations, field experiences, practicums, internships, and student teaching. They are an essential aspect for preparation and advancement as an educator. All students seeking initial certification and most students enrolled in advanced practice programs participate in school based placements. 

School based placements are required for the following courses: 

 

COURSE COURSE COURSE COURSE
Student Teaching EDU 475 MAT 490 SED 523
ART 270 EDU 525 SCE 490 SED 692
ART 370 EDU 534 SED 325 SED 695
EDU 200 EDU 544 SED 355 CSP 537
EDU 206 ENG 492 SED 365 CSP 652
EDU 309 ENG 493 SED 375 CSP 659
EDU 312 EXS 291 SED 435 CSP 675
EDU 325 EXS 291 SED 449 CSP 537
EDU 413 HIS 490 SED 512  ART 371
EDU 415/EDU 475 MAT 408 SED 520  

Candidates and faculty can request assistance with placement in CT schools for courses requiring placement. Requests for placement must be submitted by SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4. No placement requests will be accepted after the deadline. Request placements at: 

PLACEMENT REQUEST - EDU 200/206

PLACEMENT REQUEST - All Other Courses

Application for student teaching is required for ALL candidates. Candidates must attend a Required Information Meeting prior to application. Application deadlines for student teaching are as follows.

The semester prior to placement (by March 1 or September 15)
Elementary Education
Early Childhood Education
Special Education (Comprehensive)
Collaborative Education
School Media Specialist
Art Education
World Languages

Spring Semester of Junior Year (March 1)
Exercise Science
English
Social Studies
Math
Science

Fingerprinting and background checks are generally required by the placing school district for entry into a classroom/school setting. It is the candidates responsibility to assure that they meet the districts requirements for placement and submit the Confirmation of Placement to the office of Educational Services. 

Confirmation of Placement is required for ALL students completing a field based experience in any CT school. 

Student Teaching & Courses (most courses) 
Reading 
Counseling & School Psychology
Educational Leadership