Field experiences will fall between the identified dates.
(There may be some variance in end dates given differences in district calendars).
The field experience (student teaching) portions of the Bachelor of Education program are the most exciting parts of the program. Repeatedly, students tell us that student teaching is the highlight of their teacher education.
It is through their field experience in schools that students see the merging of theory and practice. Each student must complete at least 14 weeks (70 days) of supervised student teaching in order to meet degree requirements.
Introductory Field Experience
The introductory field experience (IFX) consists of an eight week on-campus seminar, three in-school orientation days, and a 25-day (5-week) field experience. Please note, start and end dates may vary according to school district and/or school alternative calendars, or due to practicum extensions.
The field experience is designed to give student teachers their first opportunity to merge theory with practice in a school setting.
Advanced Field Experience
The advanced field experience (AFX) consists of a 45-day (9-week) field experience. Please note, start and end dates may vary according to school district and/or school alternative calendars, or due to practicum extensions.
The AFX placement allows student teachers to build upon the teaching skills, knowledge and attributes demonstrated in their IFX experience.