Office of Educational Field Experiences
Educational Field Experiences Home Page
Cathy O'Farrell, Director
Christie Stevenson, Resident Clinical Faculty
Kathleen Witsell, Resident Clinical Faculty
Vuokko Cornett, Clinical Faculty
Sarah Brennan, Clinical Faculty
Darcey Gray, Clinical Faculty
All undergraduate programs and initial certification graduate teacher education programs in the College of Education and Human Services involve a field-based learning experience. The Office of Educational Field Experiences coordinates and administers the continuum of clinical experiences for undergraduate and graduate teacher education students in the College of Education and Human Services. The Office of Educational Field Experiences is housed in Bldg. 57/Room 1300, (904) 620-3934.
All students enrolled in College of Education and Human Services courses that require field or clinical contact credits or courses that are taught at a school site or require the student to complete work at a school are mandated by state law to be fingerprinted and cleared prior to being permitted on elementary and secondary school campuses. Students should be aware that noncompliance with fingerprinting requirements will result in the inability to complete course requirements. Contact the Office of Educational Field Experiences for information regarding fingerprinting procedures.
Students participating in teaching internships must submit an application for internship no later than the fourth Friday of the semester preceding the semester of internship (excluding summer terms). Each semester the College reviews all internship applications to assure the student has met all requirements for interning, including:
- Current status as a student in good academic standing;
- Completion of all lower division general education and prerequisite courses with grades of “C” or higher;
- Completion of all college and program required courses with grades of “C” or higher;
- Successful completion of all specified critical tasks for the given major.
- Completion of mandatory criminal background checks and official fingerprinting in consonance with the policies of local school districts and state mandates.
All student-teaching internships are considered full-time experiences. Students must adhere to the professional work responsibilities expected of all teachers in the schools in which internship experiences are held.
Applications for pre-internship field classes, namely, Field Laboratory I (EDF 3945) and Field Laboratory II (EDF 3946) are completed under the supervision of UNF faculty during the first day of those classes. Pre-interns must complete a mandatory criminal background check and official fingerprinting as required by the policies of local school districts and state mandates.