Length of the Experience
The Junior Field Experience is a minimum of sixty (60) hours in length.
* Does not include Music Education
Junior Field Experience Procedures
The teacher candidate will register for the appropriate
include a Field Experience (See the catalogue or your advisor for the cohort
The candidate will complete a form requesting Junior Field Placement.
NOTE: The NSU student must NOT directly contact the school. All arrangements are to
be completed through the Office of Field Experiences. Failure to comply with this directive
may adversely affect placement.
The Director of Field Experiences (GB-110) will contact the school administrator
and schedule the field experience. The student and the cooperating teacher will
receive confirmation of the placement from the Director of Field Experiences.
The teacher candidate must attend all Field Experience seminars.
The teacher candidate will complete the Junior Field Experience and submit all
The cooperating teacher and university supervisor will complete the Junior Field
Experience Final Evaluation Form and return it to the School of Education.
Teacher candidates will receive a pass/fail grade based on Cooperating Teacher
evaluation, University Supervisor evaluation, course assignments and Teacher
The School of Education Office must have a completed and signed Junior Field
disposition form on file.
The teacher candidate will send a thank-you note to the cooperating teacher.
Junior Field Placement
The Director of Field Experiences makes all contacts with the school districts.
When selecting cooperating schools, the following criteria are essential:
The administration and faculty of the cooperating school have a positive interest in
educational programs and are willing to take an active interest in teacher candidates’
The school must be licensed or accredited.
The school provides opportunities for teacher candidates to work with diverse
The philosophy, purpose and objectives of the cooperating schools are in alignment
with the School of Education's knowledge base and conceptual framework.