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Field Experience

An important part of teacher preparation is field experience. As an education student, you will be placed in a variety of community and school settings throughout your education at WSU. Experiences include opportunities to observe, tutor, co-teach and work side by side with experienced teachers. The Office of Clinical Practice works with faculty to provide meaningful field experiences for our students.

Field Experience Handbook (PDF) is available to help students understand the requirements, expectations and policies regarding field experience, as well as outline the assignments students will be expected to complete.

Submit your availability on the Field Experience Request Page.

Submit your availability for (Key Kids/ EDFD 400/460) on the Key Kids Field Experience Request Page.

To allow time in your schedule for the required Field Experience courses list of courses with Field Experiences (PDF).

Background checks (PDF) are required for field experience and student teaching.

Important Message Effective January 1, 2017

We are in the process of changing the vendor we use for Background Checks. New information will be posted on our website and an email will be sent out to students that have background checks pending as soon as this information becomes available.

Students will also need to purchase EMSP Liability Insurance (PDF) before beginning their work in the classroom.

The Minnesota Board of Teaching (BOT) requires Education students to obtain and document a minimum of 100 hours before they are eligible to Student Teach.

The Field Experience Transcript Report is the accumulated records of your Field Experience records of these experiences. This link will display your current Field Experience Transcript Report.

  • It is preferred that you be on campus when you run this report. If you are off campus you will need to login via VPN to connect to the WSU network.