Field Placements and Clearances
Many of the courses offered by the department include a field work component at an area school. Field placements provide students with the opportunity to connect theory to practice while also developing a deeper understanding of the many factors and issues present in school settings. In some courses, students are observers or classroom assistants; in others they may work with individual students or carry out classroom or school-based research.
The Field Placement Guide prepares students for their first visit to their assigned site.
The School Profiles page provides basic information about area schools.
When a field placement is completed, the Department of Educational Studies can provide reimbursement for travel expenses. More information on this process can be found under Travel Reimbursement Policy.
The Clearances, Forms and Applications page provides information about clearance applications, van certification information.