Pre-Student Teaching

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.

Handbook 

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, iepstein@iwu.edu, Jen Crider, the Director of Field Placement, jcrider@iwu.edu, or Dr. Colleen Herald, Assistant Director of Teacher Licensure and Assessment at cherald@iwu.edu

Clinical Field Experience Forms