Field Experience

What are Field Experience Hours?

Field experience hours give you the opportunity to observe, think about, and apply content-specific theories and methodologies which have been introduced to you during the first 8 weeks of class. Additionally, you will also be completing assignments during this time based on your time in the classroom(s).

Field experience hours are required hours that you spend in an assigned classroom supervised by a licensed teacher. For each elementary methods course, students must complete 30 hours of observation in an elementary level classroom. For each secondary methods course, a student must complete 40 hours of observation in a secondary level classroom.

Therefore, if a student is enrolled in two methods courses during the same semester, he/she will have a total of either 60 hours (elementary) or 80 hours (secondary) to complete.

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