Field Placement Office

Field Experience

To be eligible for New York State certification, teacher candidates registered in a teacher education program are required to complete at least 100 clock hours of field experience prior to the student teaching or internship experience.  Some departments or majors in the School of Education require additional field experience hours prior to the student teaching or internship experience.  Field Experiences are developed to provide opportunities for candidates in teacher education programs to observe and apply theory learned in an authentic classroom and practical setting.  In addition, it provides candidates with opportunities to work with a full range of students, including varying ages and abilities and different racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, and linguistic backgrounds.  At all levels of field experiences, candidates are asked to act as "participant observers", and to closely monitor all classroom/setting interactions.  Candidates are also asked to seek ways to contribute to the environment in which they are placed.            

The Field Placement Office works closely with the Curriculum & Instruction Department and the Technology Education Department to arrange field experience for teacher candidates.  The configuration and placement procedures for each field experience vary depending upon your program and the block you are completing, but all field experiences are a requirement of a specific course and are directly linked to course content. 

Field Experience Information

Curriculum & Instruction

Field Experience Block 1 - Transfers & Late Registrants
You need to complete the Syracuse City School District volunteer application and background check form in the Field Placement Office.  The process will take 15-20 minutes.
Location:  Field Placement Office, 175 Wilber Hall
Date:  ASAP, but no later than August 27th
Anytime between 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bring:  Your driver's license or passport and be able to provide your Social Security number

Fall 2014 Field Experience Sign-Up Dates
All C & I Adolescence, TESOL and Childhood Education candidates must register & sign up for Fall 2014 Field Experience with the Field Placement Office during one of the following scheduled times: (The sign-up will take roughly 15 minutes to complete.)

Date Times Location
April 30, 2014 (Wednesday) 9am - 3pm Park Hall, Rm. 208
May 1, 2014 (Thursday) 9am - 11am Park Hall, Rm. 208
May 1, 2014 (Thursday) 1pm - 3pm Park Hall, Rm. 208
Transfer Students See Above Field Placement Office - Wilber 175


  • You MUST be registered through BANNER for the appropriate field experience & aligned course.
  • You will be asked for the day/time and section number for both the field placement and the aligned course for which you are registered. 
  • You will also be asked to indicate all the times you can attend your Field Experience from the following choices:   
Mon. 8 - 12:00 Mon. 11 - 3:00
Tues. 8 - 12:00 Tues. 11 - 3:00
Wed. 8 - 12:00 Wed. 11 - 3:00
Thurs. 8 - 12:00 Thurs. 11 - 3:00
Fri. 8 - 12:00

Field Experience Orientation for EDU303

All C & I Adolescence, TESOL and Childhood Education candidates who are registered for a EDU303 Field Experience will be responsible for attending a Field Placement Orientation and the C&I Group Advisement Meeting for Fall 2014.

Field Placement Fall 2014 Block One Orientation Meeting:
Date:  August 29, 2014   Location:  Marano Campus Center 114
                        Orientation Times:
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM  OR  12:00 Noon - 2:30 PM
(You are only required to attend one of these sessions.)

C&I Block One Group Advisement Meeting
Date:  Friday, September 5, 2014    Location: Marano Campus Center 133
             You will need to attend one session.
           10:20 AM - 11:15 AM  OR  12:40 PM - 1:35 PM

AVID Training
(Mandatory training for any field experience student with an AVID placement in the Mexico or Syracuse Districts.)
                                   Attend one of the following sessions.
Dates:  Wednesday, September 3, 2014  OR  Thursday, September 4, 2014
Times:  8:30 - 11:30 AM  OR  12:30 - 3:30 pm
Location:   Marano Campus Center 114

Field Experience Placement Dates 2014 - 2015:

Fall Semester       September 15 - December 5, 2014
Spring Semester February 9 - May 8 2015

NOTE:  Block 3   Start Date - September 8, 2014

Field Experience Placement Time Requirements

Block 1 - 2.5-3 hours weekly
Block 2 - 2.5-3 hours weekly
Block 3 -
CED 2 full days weekly
ADO 1 full day or two half days weekly      

Technology Education

All Technology Education candidates will sign-up for Field Experiences during one of the following courses:

  • TED 201- Introduction to Teaching Technology Education
    Field Experience 1 (Elementary School)
    Register for Course TED 211
  • TED 206- Introduction to Technology Education Curriculum
    Field Experience 2 (Middle School)
    Register for Course TED 216
  • TED 306- Methods of Teaching Technology Education
    Field Experience 3 (High School)
    Register for Course TED 316

Note: An Assistant Coordinator from the Field Placement Office will conduct a Field Placement Orientation at the beginning of each semester. Candidates will receive additional information during one of the courses listed above.

Vocational Teacher Preparation 

 The Field Placement Office currently does not arrange Field Experiences for the Vocational Teacher Preparation Program. Please contact your advisor in the Vocational Teacher Preparation Department for more information.