Elementary Education Field Placements
Each semester, every student has a field placement as part of their education class. The student begins with observations and builds over time to full-time student teaching in the final year. Field placements require the student to organize their class schedule with the schedule of the teacher they are placed with. Field placements are a wonderful opportunity to work in a wide range of settings with a variety of students.
BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIREMENT
Participation in field experiences, which occur in public educational settings in Duval County and are required throughout the Teacher Preparation Program, necessitate finger printing and successful background clearance. Teacher Education Program and Education Minor students MUST be fingerprinted and have a cleared background check through Duval County Public Schools at the beginning of the first semester in the School of Education. The cost of the fingerprinting varies usually between $80-$90 and must be paid before the fingerprint appointment. Fingerprinting is the responsibility of the student. Field experiences will not be offered to students failing background and/or fingerprinting clearance.
All field experiences are off campus at K-12 schools in Duval County.