This office is responsible for identifying and assigning all field placements for students enrolled in the on-campus elementary, secondary and music education programs. Included in this are student teaching placements which require daily attendance in the field during the entire placement for both elementary and secondary education majors, leading to Michigan initial teacher certification.
All placements are arranged and assigned to ensure a variety of experiences, grade levels, content areas, and include urban and suburban experiences. Keep in mind, any student requesting placement in a middle school for student teaching must have two subject area endorsements.
For elementary majors, participation in field placements is required during EED 312 and each semester during which students enroll in a professional education class. In the secondary education program SED 300 requires field experience in the public schools. Prior or current full- or part-time teaching will not satisfy this requirement. Secondary students are expected also to participate in a field placement each semester they are enrolled in professional courses.
In addition to taking care of field placements, this office handles:
- Program applications for OU STEP and K-12 Modern Language
- Internship applications for Elementary, OU STEP, K-12 Modern Language, Art and Music
- Education Petitions of exception
- Field paperwork
- Education seminars for students participating in the programs
- Orientation meetings
All information regarding field and student teaching requirements, scheduled seminars and applications will be accessed through connecting to the elementary or secondary link provided.