School of Education

Field Experience

Experience in schools prior to student teaching is a critical component of teacher candidates' learning about schools, children and adolescents, and teaching. The New York State Education Department requires that programs leading to teaching certificates include at least 100 field experience hours for an initial certification and 50 additional field experience hours for each additional certification. Programs that simultaneously prepare for more than one certification area have more hours. These field experiences must be related to courses in an approved program of study. The number of hours will vary from course to course.

FIELD EXPERIENCE DOCUMENTS

 

Job-Embedded/Job-Reference Field Experience Placement

Teacher candidates registered in a Graduate Program who are currently employed by a school district may have the opportunity to complete their field experience hours in their place of employment as either a job-embedded field experience or a job-embedded field experience.

  • Job-Embedded Placements: Graduate students who are employed by a school district and working as a classroom teacher, may have the option to complete their fieldwork in their classroom.
  • Job-Referenced Placement: Graduate students who are employed by a school district but are not classroom teachers or are classroom teachers whose rooms do not meet the placement requirements, may have the option to complete their fieldwork in a colleague's classroom.

Eligibility is dependent on New York State Certification Requirements, course requirements, classroom composition, and approval from their Graduate Program Director.

In order to apply for a job-embedded field experience or a job reference field experience, teacher candidates must complete the appropriate form below no later than the end of the first week of class.


Teacher candidates completing a job-embedded field experience must complete the attendance form below.

 

Questions?

Please contact the Office of Clinical Experiences and Partnerships and we'll be happy to help.

Colleen M. Burrell, M.Ed.
Program Director, Office of Clinical Experiences and Partnerships
Golisano Academic Center, Room 277
4245 East Avenue
Rochester, New York 14618
585-389-2596
fieldexp@naz.edu