Field Placements & Internships

Student teacher and elementary school student sit on the classroom floor, readingFrom student teaching, to shadowing professionals, to practicum work, all School of Education students have an opportunity to get first-hand experience in the field to better prepare you for your career.

All of our field experiences are bolstered by strong working relationships with area schools, universities, health professionals, community organizations, and more. Each year we place more than 700 teacher preparation students in student teaching, internships, in-school tutoring, art workshops, and out-of-school respite care totaling over 120,000 hours of service.

In our undergraduate programs, you’ll engage in at least five placements over the course of your program, with our inclusive education programs offering as many as ten (including our Bridge to the City program). Many students will have full-time student teaching experiences, with many master’s degree students engaging in full-time placements each semester of their program.

Students in Selected Studies in Education engage in several internship opportunities closely matched to your professional interests, including shadowing, observation, research, and hands-on work.

Students in Higher Education, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling, and Instructional Design undertake internship and practica experiences to supplement your classroom learning. These internships are closely supervised by professionals in the field in both group and individual settings.


Marieke Kearns, Director of Experiential Learning and Partnerships|315.443.1461
Marieke Kearns

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