Field Placement

Field-based experiences are integral components of the education course work in Framingham State University's education programs. They provide students with opportunities to observe and practice their teaching skills. Please refer to the following documents for additional information regarding placements and placement applications:

Program Information
What To Expect
Handbooks & Guidelines
Evaluation Forms

Field Study I (all levels and content areas)

Undergraduate students complete this experience as part of EDUC 200 Education in American Society. Post baccalaureate (PBTL) students complete this experience by enrolling in PBTL 001  Field Study in Education through the Division of Graduate and Continuing Education (DGCE). PBTL students typically take PBTL 001  while enrolled in or following PBTL 910 Education Foundations or PBTL 992 Learning and Human Development. The Field Study I experience is completed in a non-charter public school classroom appropriate for the license which the student is seeking. Students spend three hours per week at the placement site, for a minimum of 36 hours over the course of the semester.

» Early Childhood/Elementary Field Study I Fall 2014 Application Packet         
» Secondary / Subject Field Study I Fall 2014 Application Packet         

Additional Field Study and Student Teaching Application Packets:
» Early Childhood (Field Study II, Field Study III, and Student Teaching) 
» Elementary (Field Study II, Field Study III, and Student Teaching)
» Secondary/Subject (Field Study II and Student Teaching)

Application Deadlines

  • Applications for fall placements must be hand-delivered to the Education Department office in Dwight Hall 302 no later than February 15.
  • Applications for spring placements placements must be hand-delivered to the Education Department office in Dwight Hall 302 no later than October 1.

MTEL Results Deadlines

Eligibility for Field Study II and Student Teaching placements require passing results for specified MTEL exams. In order to qualify for spring placement, passing results must be received in the Education Department Placement Office no later than December 15. Passing results for fall placements must be received in the Education Department Placement Office no later than July 31. Please allow at least two opportunities to take each test. 

NOTES: 

    1. MTEL requires 45 days between test sessions for an individual student taking a computer-based test.
    2. French, Spanish, and Visual Art exams are still offered on paper only.  Test dates are 60 days or more apart.

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