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 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. Placement assignments are final and may not
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 and approved by the appropriate department chair.
State rules mandate that students participating in field and clinical
experiences in school districts must be fingerprinted. These field
experiences include UNF students enrolled in EDF1005, EDF2085 (Duval
Field placements only), EDF 3945, EDF 3946, TSL 4324, TSL 4340, TSL 4360
(TSL courses Duval and Clay field placements only), Internship, and all courses held at school sites or that require students to work with children in a school setting.
- The school districts in conjunction with the university have
developed procedures for fingerprinting university students which must
- Students should follow the procedures for the school district in
which they will be conducting their field experience. These instructions
can be obtained in the Office of Academic Support and Information Services.
- Students not fingerprinted will not receive school placements and
subsequently will not be able to complete course requirements. This
will adversely affect your grade for the course.
- Fingerprints cannot be transferred from one district to another.
- No student will receive a placement until they have received clearance from the district.
- Persons that have been fingerprinted through another institution
i.e. FSCJ or Substitutes should complete the “PREVIOUS FINGERPRINTING
CLEARANCE REQUEST” form and return to the Office of Academic Support and Information Services. You will need to provide your name, social security number, month and
year previously fingerprinted, and the course name. This information
will be forwarded to the district for clearance approval.
Fingerprinting Instructions for Duval County
Fingerprint Instructions for Clay County
Directions to schedule a fingerprinting appointment for the School Board of Clay County:
Badges will be available for pick up at:
- Go to www.fieldprintflorida.com.
- Click on the “Schedule an
Appointment” button. *Notice: You will be charged an additional $12.50
for a missed appointment unless you reschedule with Fieldprint at least
twenty-four (24) hours prior to your original appointment.
- Enter an email address under “New
Users/Sign Up” and click the “Sign Up” button. Follow the instructions
for creating a Password and Security Question and then click “Sign Up
- Select “I know my Fieldprint Code” and enter the code “FPCLCoInterns” (all letters, no numbers). You must use the FP code we have provided. DO NOT use the drop down menu that is offered.
- Enter the contact and demographic
information required by the FBI and schedule a fingerprint appointment
at the location of your choosing.
- You will be charged a fee of $85.25.
- At the end of the process, print
the Confirmation Page. Take the Confirmation Page with you to your
fingerprint appointment, along with two forms of identification.
- Badge processing takes ten (10) to fourteen (14) days once the process has been completed.
School Board of Clay County
900 Walnut St.,
Green Cove Springs, FL 32043
Regular office hours are Monday thru Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Summer office hours are Monday thru Thursday 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Use the Fieldprint code “FPCLCoIntRepB”.
Cost of replacement badge is $10.00.
If you have any questions or problems, you may contact the Fieldprint customer service team at:
Fingerprint Instructions for St. Johns County
Refer to Background Screening under the Lunsford Act Menu for more details on offenses that may lead to disqualifications.
How to schedule a Fingerprinting Appointment:
2. In the Reason why you need to be fingerprinted screen, select “I
know my Fieldprint Code” and enter the Fieldprint Code in the space
provided. For College Internship/Practicum/Field Experience, the
Fieldprint Code is: FPStJohnsCollegeIntern (the access code IS case sensitive).
The fee for fingerprinting is $55.50. If the appointment is missed, there is a fee of $15.00 to reschedule.