The Office of Field Experience in the College of Education is an integral component of the education degree programs; it is dedicated to supporting learners in their practicum/field experiences and Teacher Candidates in student teaching and through their final step to becoming a certified teacher. The Office of Field Experience provides a professional, knowledgeable, and positive service to enhance the collaborative relationships within the University, districts, and schools to promote responsible pedagogy and University awareness.
Students with inquiries about practicum placement, professional exams, and internship or student teaching requirements should contact their Teacher Education Specialist (TEdS). For all other inquiries, please contact Eva St. Arnauld, Director of Clinical Practice for the College of Education at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teacher Education Specialists
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West - AK, CA, HI, ID, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA, Int'l, Armed Overseas
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Central - CO, IA, IL, KS, MN, MT, ND, NE, OK, SD, TX, WI, WY
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Southeast - GA, FL, AL, MS, LA, MO, AR
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Northeast - ME, NH, VT, MA, RI, CT, NJ, NY, PA, MD, DE, DC, WV, VA, TN
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Midatlantic - MI, OH, KY, IN, NC, SC
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Teacher Placement Specialists
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AK, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY, Int'l, Armed Overseas
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AL, AR, CO, IL, IN, IA, KS, LA, MN, MS, MO, NE, NM, ND, OK, SD, WI
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ME, NH, VT, MA, RI, CT, NJ, NY, PA, MD, DE, WV, VA, DC
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MI, OH, KY, TN, NC, SC
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Email the field experience inbox with all Student Teaching or Administrative Internship applications for fall and spring semesters. Teacher and Principal Candidates are required to submit an application to the Office of Field Experience by the following deadlines:
Applicable for Student Teachers only: The Student Teaching application requires Teacher Candidates to list three placement preferences along with the appropriate contact information. The Teacher Candidate should not attempt to make the initial contact with potential school districts. Initial contact will be made by the Office of Field Experience. Teacher Candidates who are currently employed by their district in a classroom that is aligned with their program of study, either on emergency or provisional certificate, may do their student teaching in their classroom, but the application is still required.
If learners are experiencing difficulty identifying a practicum/field experience placement, they should first contact their course instructor for assistance. If the situation is still not resolved satisfactorily, learners can contact their Teacher Education Specialist for support.
Please email requests for the following: Institutional Recommendation (IR), letters of completion, and letters of enrollment. Please feel free to use it for any questions you might have regarding the credentialing process as well.
The Arizona Department of Education requires an IR for initial certification. This form needs to be signed by the Dean of the College of Education. To request an Arizona IR upon degree completion, submit a request via email to the Office of Field Experience at the above inbox with the following information enclosed within the email:
The forms will be completed and mailed to the teacher candidate's current mailing address within 10 business days. If the form needs to be sent to a third party mailing address or fax number, the teacher candidate will need to complete a FERPA Release Form.