Field Study II

This field study experience, part of EDUC 322 The Child and Literacy, is completed in a non-charter public school grade 1-6 classroom. Students spend three hours per week at the placement site, for a minimum of 36 hours over the course of the semester. Students receive assignments in the course to carry out at the field study site.
Elementary Field Study II  Application Packet

Field Study III

This experience is completed with two courses students take concurrently: EDUC 341 Elementary Curriculum: Mathematics with Field Study III and EDUC 346 Elementary Curriculum: Science, Social Studies and Special Needs. Students spend six hours per week in a a non-charter public school grade 1-6 classroom for a minimum total of 72 hours over the course of the semester. Students receive assignments in their courses to carry out at the field study site.
Elementary Field Study III  Application Packet

Elementary Student Teaching

The student teaching practicum is a full-time, full-semester experience in a non-charter public school first through sixth grade classroom. The student teacher is assigned to an elementary classroom teacher who will serve as the Supervising Practitioner. The Supervising Practitioner must meet the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's requirements in order to serve in this capacity. Students are also supervised by a Program Supervisor, a FSU Education Department faculty member who visits the student in his or her classroom on a regular basis. The supervising practitioner and FSU faculty member provide feedback, support and evaluation of the student teacher.
Elementary Student Teaching Application Packet

What Student Teaching Applicants Need to Know:

  1. Interviews
    Many schools require interviews before making a commitment to host a student teacher.  If one is requested for you, we will ask you to:
    • pick up an interview packet in the Education Department Office (DH 302)
    • schedule an appointment for the interview with the host school contact.
  2. Practicum Equivalent
    If you are a PBTL candidate, are already teaching, and hope to complete your practicum where and while you are working, please make an appointment to speak with and obtain an application from Field Placement Coordinator Mrs. Shaw or PBTL coordinator Mr. Juan Rodriguez.
  3. Locations
    Please keep in mind that your choice districts must be within reasonable distance (within 30 minutes) for the FSU supervisors.  Many supervisors must observe several candidates per day and return to FSU to teach class.
  4. PDS Essays
    Please get a second pair of eyes on your essay!  As recently as last year, one of our student teachers was denied a placement as a result of a poorly written essay.

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