Field and Clinical Experience Application System (FCEAS)

All field and clinical experience placements are made through the Office of Field and Clinical Experiences (OFCE). As of Fall 2014, the Coordinator for Early Field Experiences (CEFE) works with course instructors to ensure that candidates are placed at appropriate sites and in appropriate classrooms to complete their early field experiences.

*If you are requesting a preclinical or student teaching placement, please contact Dr. Gwendoline I. Ayuninjam directly (Anderson Center, 201-A) for your placement. Applications for preclinical and student teaching placements cannot be made on this system.*

Candidates are not permitted to seek their own placements. The Field and Clinical Experience Application System (FCEAS) was developed to provide an automated and thus user-friendly process for application for early field experiences. Once applications are submitted on the FCEAS, requests will be compiled and sent to schools. As soon as placements are confirmed, candidates will be notified of their host schools/teachers via email. Candidates are expected to contact the school immediately and arrange to begin school visits.

Experience Descriptions

Early Field Experiences

Early field experiences provide opportunities for teacher education majors to observe licensed teachers in a variety of settings to develop the skills, knowledge, and dispositions required for success in the field of education.

Candidates are expected to download the Early Field Experience Welcome Packet from the OFCE website once placement is confirmed. The Early Field Experience packet will include the following:

  • a letter to you, the Student;
  • a letter to your Cooperating Teacher;
  • a schedule worksheet; and
  • a log sheet.

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Important Forms and Documents

As part of the process of applying for your early field experience on the Field and Clinical Experience Application System (FCEAS), you need to submit the forms indicated below. Please email the forms, as a .pdf to:

Gwendoline I. Ayuninjam, Ph.D.
ayuninjamgi@wssu.edu

Proof of Liability Insurance (required for ALL students)

DoE Employment and Placement Confirmation Form - For candidates employed in eligible sites (i.e., classrooms or schools) where field experiences may be completed.

Once applications are submitted to the FCEAS, requests will be compiled and sent to schools. As soon as placements are confirmed, candidates will be notified of their host schools/teachers via email. Candidates are expected to contact the school immediately and arrange to begin school visits.

Important Deadlines

All forms are due to the FCEAS by the listed deadline:

Fall 2014: Sunday, September 7, 2014 by 11:59 p.m.

Spring 2015: Sunday, February 1, 2015 by 11:59 p.m.

Application period has ended.