Early Field Experiences
Early field experiences at Indiana University are designed to introduce you to a variety of classroom settings, and allow you to apply what you learn in your methods courses at schools within a 60-mile radius of campus. In collaboration with your instructors and area educators, the Office of Clinical Experiences strives to ensure you are well prepared to begin your career in education first in student teaching, and finally in your own classroom.
Each field experience will be different than the last, growing in level of interaction and responsibilities. Days, times, and total hours will also vary by course with an increased amount of time required as you grow toward your final semester. Be sure to check your course descriptions for specific information on field experience schedule requirements.
Resources for Early Field Experiences:
- Criminal History Check Information
- Quick Start Guide for Early Field Experience Students
- Appendix A: Preparing for your first day of field experience
- Appendix B: Professional Expectations & Tips
- Appendix C: Evaluation of Early Field Experience Performance
- Appendix D: Conducting Effective Classroom Observations
- Appendix E: Addressing Your Thank You Letter
- MCCSC Research Requests