Human Development and Child Studies

Pawley Hall
456 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
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(248) 370-3077
Fax: (248) 370-4242

Field Experience/Endorsement Requirements

Field Experience Requirements

Special Education
All students seeking a Special Education endorsement must complete a field experience (formerly known as practicum) as a part of their program. Students are eligible for the field experience upon the completion of the necessary coursework (see individual program plans). 

Questions should be directed to the faculty adviser for each concentration.

Students may demonstrate the required field experience competencies in any of the following ways:

  • in their own professional setting, if appropriate (must be special education teacher of record)
  • in a setting under the supervision of a teacher certified in the targeted categorical area
  • in OU's summer field experience program

You must apply to complete your field experience.  Deadlines to apply are as follows:

  • Apply by July 15th for FALL practicum
  • Apply by November 15th for WINTER practicum
  • Apply by February 15th for SUMMER practicum

ASD Winter 2020 Packet
EI Winter 2020 Packet
SLD Winter 2020 Packet


Adding the Endorsement

Once you complete all program requirements for the ASD, EI, SLD or ZS endorsement and pass the related MTTC, (and grades have been posted) you must apply for the endorsement in the Michigan Online Education Certification System (MOECS).

Michigan Online Educator Certification System (MOECS)