Field Experience (pre-student teaching)
Most courses in the Teacher Education Program incorporate opportunities to apply knowledge
and theory to practice. Field experiences are planned to provide a gradual and sequential
introduction to the full range of teaching possibilities. They are integrated within
the goals of professional education coursework and supervised by university faculty
and school personnel. Candidates complete a minimum of 100 hours of field work concurrent
with their courses prior to student teaching. Reference the TEP handbook for detailed
field placement requirements.
Illinois Educator Code of Ethics
The Code of Ethics (section 22.20, Illinois Administrative Code) specifies the core principles, values
and responsibilities that apply to all Illinois educators, including candidates enrolled
in pre-service education preparation programs. All candidates are responsible for
learning and adhering to the code.
Teacher Education Program Handbook
Please note that references to the COVID-19 pandemic are listed in red. For specific
questions involving accommodations that may be implemented as a result of COVID-19,
contact the Director of Teacher Education, Irv Epstein, firstname.lastname@example.org, Jen Crider, the Director of Field Placement, email@example.com, or Dr. Colleen Herald, Assistant Director of Teacher Licensure and Assessment at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clinical Field Experience Forms