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What is a field experience?
The Goals of Field Experience
A field experience has four main goals:
- To become a better educator through observation and collaboration with mentor teachers.
- To have a wide variety of experiences (urban/suburban, public/private, traditional/Montessori, etc.).
- To convert strategies and knowledge gained from coursework theories into practice.
- To work within the conceptual framework of The University of Akron.
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Do you have questions?
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|Barb Baltrinic, M.Ed., NBCT
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FBI and BCI Requirements
If you are taking a course which requires field work, or student teaching, you are now REQUIRED to have both a BCI and FBI clearance.
- You may NOT take expired documents to your field placement or student teaching sites.
- Do not wait until the start of the semester; please handle this immediately so your paperwork is ready for the start of the spring semester.
Also, if you will be graduating within the year, please have your BCI and FBI sent electronically to ODE for licensure purposes (to save you money from having to do it again.)
Finally, if you are in Early Childhood licensure, you must have your BCI and FBI sent to the COE, Office of Student Teaching; they MUST be addressed to an institution, not to your home address. When the documents arrive, we will contact you to pick them up for placement purposes.
Always request a copy for your own records. You will have to have a copy with you to present to the school. With the exception of Early Childhood students, you do NOT need to have a copy sent to the COE.
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