Office of Educational Field Experiences

The College of Education and Human Services is committed to providing teacher education students with a wide variety of field-based, clinical experiences. Because of this commitment, all students will participate in at least one urban field experience in the Duval County Public Schools. Field experience is required as part of the College's core for all undergraduate students or certification students seeking to complete an internship experience. These field experiences are organized into two 2 semester-hour courses, Field I and Field II.

Field I and Field II

Field I and Field II must be successfully completed prior to internship.  Students should meet with their advisor to plan the semester in which to enroll in each phase.  These courses require a 50 hour field component to be completed in a five hour block of time one day a week for ten weeks.  Students should consider this requirement when scheduling courses. It is the responsibility of students enrolling in these courses to apply for field experience placement during the first week of classes, in addition to the completion of formal course enrollment.  Students will be assigned to a school site by the Director of Educational Field Experiences.  Placement assignments are final and may not be changed.



Placing an intern requires advanced planning by the College of Education and Human Services and the public schools.  For this reason, it is the student’s responsibility to see that application for internship is filed by the fourth Friday of the semester prior to the semester of enrollment for internship, excluding the summer terms.  Placement assignments are final and may not be changed.  Because of the heavy responsibilities and commitment involved in internship, a student normally is not allowed to enroll in any additional courses during the internship period. Any exceptions to this rule must be initiated at the time of application through the Director of Educational Field Experiences and approved by the appropriate department chair.