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Field Work

For more information on the field work requirements, please select your program of interest.

Physical Education - Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S. Ed)

Prospective teachers in the early childhood education program complete a minimum of 120 clock hours (15 clock hours in each designated course) as participant observers in designated schools prior to student teaching. Placements are arranged by the Office of Field Placement. At least one placement in a pre-kindergarten or kindergarten will be spent in a high-needs site recognized by the New York State Education Department. Students in SPED 210 will participate on site with special-needs Birth-Grade 2 children. Field experiences before student teaching with children in each of the three early childhood groups, pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and grades 1-2 are integrated with the following courses:


Grades 1-2 Varied Settings

PreK-Grade 2 Special Needs Children

Student Teaching

Physical Education - Master of Science (M.S.)

A total of 100 hours of field assignments are required for Teacher Certification by the New York State Education Department before student teaching. The following courses include field assignments involving observation and interaction with students in preschool through grade 12:

Grades PreK-6

Grades PreK-12

Grades 7-12

Student Teaching