Field Initiatives and Partnership Schools

In the Department of Teaching and Learning, we are enthusiastic advocates for learning in the field. Our Office of Field Studies has developed strong relationships with a wide range of educational settings in New York City, which gives you greater opportunities as you complete the fieldwork you need to be a strong educator and to qualify for certification in New York State.

The Office of Field Studies is committed to:

  • Establishing relationships with New York City public schools and other educational sites for our student placement
  • Ensuring a stronger connection between our campus-based faculty and field faculty and staff
  • Facilitating faculty research in New York City schools
  • Providing mentoring to students throughout their field experiences
  • Playing a key role in developing a corps of future teachers
Certification Requirements
Per New York State mandates, all students seeking teacher certification must complete at least 100 hours of fieldwork prior to student teaching and at least two semesters of student teaching. If you are seeking certification in more than one area, you need to complete at least 150 hours of fieldwork prior to student teaching.