Field Experience/Practicum Information

Field experience is the time that all teacher candidates spend in the field PRIOR to clinical practice.  For all departments within the COEHS, the hours and requirements vary. However, all programs are designed to be sequenced to increase the complexity and levels of engagement with which teacher candidates apply, reflect upon, and expand their knowledge and skills. Candidates who enroll in field experience are provided directions on the process to submit the contract agreement and Melissa Nolley, Partnership Relations Coordinator (mmnolley@valdosta.edu, 229-333-7834), coordinates securing school placements for teacher candidates.

List of Field Experience and Clinical Practice Courses for Teaching Fields

Undergraduate Programs
Program Name Field Experience Course #1 Field Experience Course #2 Field Experience Course #3 Clinical Practice Course
Art Education ARED 3000 ARED 3010 ARED 3012 ARED 4090
Elementary Education ELES 3010 ELES 3020 ELED 4690 ELED 4790
Health and Physical Education* KSPE 4710 KSPE 3911 KSPE 3700 KSPE 4790
Mathematics/Secondary Ed* MAED 3500 MAED 4500 N/A MAED 4790
Middle Grades Education* MGED 3991 MGED 3990 MGED 4620 MGED 4790
Secondary Education SEED 3991 SEED 4610 SEED 4620 SEED 4790
Special Education Deaf Education ELES 3010 ELES 3020 MGED 3991 This 5-year masters program has clinical practice in DEAF 5010

*Field experience courses are not always taken in the listed order.

 
Graduate Programs
Major Name Field Experience Course #1 Field Experience Course #2 Clinical Practice Course
Education (full-time student track) MSED 6100 N/A MSED 6200
Education (employed teacher track) N/A N/A

MSED 6010 and MSED 6020

English to Speakers of Other Languages* FLED 6010 FLED 7010 FLED 6790 or FLED 6780
Foreign Language Education* FLED 6010 FLED 7010 FLED 6790 or FLED 6780
Health and Physical Education* KSPE 6700 KSPE 6710 KSPE 6790 or KSPE 6890
Music Education (full-time student)* MUE 7800 N/A MUE 7790
Music Education (employed teacher)* MUE 7800 N/A

MUE 7810 and MUE 7820

Secondary Education (full-time student track) MSED 6100 N/A MSED 6200
Secondary Education (employed teacher track) N/A N/A

MSED 6010 and MSED 6020

Special Education Adapted Curriculum* SEAC 5140 SEAC 5550 SEAC 6200
Special Education Deaf Education (M.A.T.)* DEAF 5310 DEAF 5370 DEAF 6030
Special Education Deaf Education (M.Ed.)* Field experiences completed during undergraduate program DEAF 5370 DEAF 5010
Special Education General Curriculum* SEGC 5140 SEGC 6050 SEGC 6200

*Field experience courses are not always taken in the listed order.