Office of Field Experiences
Office of Field Experiences Main Menu
June Erskine, Director
Erin Hinely, Admin. Assistant
University Hall 242
Request & View Field Placements
Guidelines for Field Placements
- Be prompt. Sign in at the office. Wear your Armstrong ID in a Lanyard. Bring your emergency form.
- Bring a letter of introduction from your Armstrong instructor and your attendance log.
- Be respectful of the cooperating teacher's time and focus on his/her students.
- Communicate expectations for assignments by email and confer with the teacher prior to interacting with the students to ensure you are fulfilling his/her goals and objectives as well as your professors' assignments.
- Remember, you are a guest in the cooperating teacher's classroom. Contact the OFECPP office with any questions about your placement. Contact your professor with any questions about your assignment.
- If you are not going to be able to attend a class on a designated date, contact your cooperating teacher in advance.
- Become aware of grade level bands required for certification per GaPSC.
- Have fun, be observant and reflective, and enjoy working with these wonderful students.
Requirements for Field Experience
There are certain requirements that are expected prior to any field experience.
- Every Semester, each Armstrong student must complete an application form for Field Experience Placement. This can be completed by clicking in the appropriate box to the right of this page, labeled Field Experience, Internship I or Internship II/Graduate Internship.The Armstrong student has the opportunity to choose the level (elementary, middle or high school) and content area for middle and high school levels, for their field experience. The Armstrong student may not request a school unless there are extenuating circumstances. The completed form, with proof of insurance, must be submitted by April 15 (for Fall Field Experiences) and November 15 (for Spring Field Experiences). Failing to do so may result in being dropped from your course(s).
- A clear criminal background check will now be done through GaPSC. This form is filled out and submitted from your PreService Certification Paperwork. The background check is processed free of charge and is completely confidential.
- Each Armstrong student participating in a field experience needs tort liability insurance. The cost is generally $7 per year.
- Each Armstrong student must view the Field Experience PowerPoint presentation before field experience can begin. Field Experiences Orientation
The Office of Field Placements, Clinical Practice and Partnerships will arrange all field placements. Armstrong students will not be allowed to place themselves.
Area F EDUC 2130 Exploring Teaching and Learning
In this 30 hour field experience, Armstrong students will be required to observe, reflect, interact, and work with students throughout the semester. At no time will Armstrong students be required or expected to write lesson or unit plans or to formally teach a lesson. The actual field experience schedule will be developed between the cooperating teacher and the Armstrong student. Examples of the types of field experience activities are: observations, informal interactions, individual and small group assistance, monitoring of independent work under the supervision of the classroom teacher, support of classroom teacher as he/she instructs, and reflection. Please note: required field experience time is in addition to class time.
- Each EDUC 2130 student must complete an application form for FIeld Experience Placement. This can be completed by clicking in the appropriate box to the right of this page labeled EDUC 2130.
- EDUC 2130 students will be responsible for a background check that will cost $6.50 via check or money order made out to Armstrong State University. (Please note that if you are married, the cost of the background check will be $12, if a name change has occured.) This payment and form should be brought directly to Erin Hinely in UH242.
- Students cannot complete the 30 hours of field experience without a completed, clear background check and liability insurance. A representivite from the Office of Field Experience will be attending the first day of class to better explain these procedures.