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

Fall 2015 Field Experience Sign-Up Dates
All C & I Adolescence, TESOL and Childhood Education candidates must register & sign up for Fall 2015 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 23, 2015 (Thursday) 8:30am - 3:30pm Park Hall, Rm. 208
April 24, 2015 (Friday) 8:30am - 3:30pm Sheldon Hall, Rm. 337
Transfer Students See Below Field Placement Office - Wilber 175

 
NOTE - Required for Sign Ups

  • You need to bring your driver's license and be able to provide your social security number.
  • You will need to sign up for a minimum of a 4 hour block of time for your Field Experience.
  • You MUST be registered through MyOswego 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.

Field Experience Block 1 - Transfers & Late Registrants
You need to complete the Tk20 Block 1 application, along with the Syracuse City School District volunteer application and background check form in the Field Placement Office.  The process will take 15-20 minutes.
Dates:  August 24 - 26, 2015
Time:  Anytime between 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location:  Field Placement Office, 175 Wilber Hall
Note:
Bring your driver's license or passport and be able to provide your Social Security number

Field Experience Orientations
Block One and Two -  All C & I Adolescence, TESOL and Childhood Education candidates who are registered for a EDU 303, SPE 303, SPE 393 or SPE 363 Field Experiences will be responsible for attending a Field Placement Orientation. 
All Block One, EDU 303 candidates are also required to attend the C&I Group Advisement Meeting for Fall 2015. 

Field Placement Fall 2015 Block One Orientation Meeting:
Date: Friday, August 28, 2015
Times: 11:45 AM - 1:45 PM  OR  2:00 PM -4:00 PM
Location: Marano Campus Center 114
Note: You are only required to attend one of these sessions.

C&I Block One Group Advisement Meeting
Date: Friday, September 4, 2015
Times: 10:20 AM - 11:15 AM  OR  12:40 PM - 1:35 PM
Location: Marano Campus Center 201
Note: You are only required to attend one of these sessions.

Field Placement Fall 2015 Block Two Orientation Meeting:
Date: Friday, August 28, 2015
Times:  10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location:  Marano Campus Center 114

AVID Training
Mandatory training for all Block I field experience students.
Dates: Wednesday, September 9, 2015  OR  Thursday, September 10, 2015
Times: 8:30 - 11:30 AM  OR  12:30 - 3:30 pm
Location: Marano Campus Center 114
Note: You are only required to attend one of these sessions.                

Field Experience Placement Dates 2015 - 2016:

Fall      September 14 - December 4, 2015 (Block I & II)
September 8 - December 4, 2015 (Block III Only)
Spring  February 8 - May 6, 2016 (Blocks I & II)
January 25 - May 12, 2016 (Block III Only)


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.