Department of Teaching and Learning

Childhood Education

Undergraduate Field Experiences

As part of your undergraduate study as a student in our BS in Childhood Education and Childhood Special Education program, you will have opportunities to work in Grade 1-3 and Grade 4-6 settings in both general education and special education, acquiring valuable teaching experience as you launch your professional career.  

Introduction to the Field

Throughout your freshman and sophomore years, you will be involved in a variety of educational and community-based settings. These field experiences will be supported by coursework designed to help you understand children and their diverse learning experiences.

Field Experience and Student Teaching

After you begin your specialized program in childhood education and childhood special education in your junior year, you will have four experiences in various settings with young children. Your student teaching is supervised by a cooperating teacher at your school site, and by a member of our faculty. Faculty supervision ensures continuity between your classroom work and field experiences.