|Course||Minimum Field Experience Requirements||Type of Placement/Placement Arrangements|
|Instructional Planning in PE - PEP 441 (3 credits)||15 clock-hours||Student assistant (K-12 acceptable*)|
|PE Secondary Instr & Methods - PEP 442 (4 credits)||30 clock-hours||Student assistant & some teaching (Grades 7-12 only*)|
|PE Elementary Instr & Methods - PEP 444 (4 credits)||30 clock-hours||Student assistant & some teaching (Grades K-6 only*)|
|Early Childhood - PE PEP 483 (2 credits)||15 clock-hours||Coordinate own placement when in class and in conjunction with class instructor.|
|Adapted PE - PEP 445 (3 credits)||24 clock-hours||Complete on-campus with Swim and Gym program.|
|PE Elementary Student Teaching - PEP 487 (5 credits)||
|Grades K-6 only*|
|PE Secondary Student Teaching - PEP 488 (5 credits)||
|Grades 7-12 only*|
|PE Coaching/Seminar - PEP 476 (2 credits)||~8 weeks of coaching one sport||Coaching must be completed in the district where assigned for student teaching; seminars attended on campus as scheduled|
* Teacher candidates must complete an application; placement arranged by Field Experience Office. You may not secure your own field experience/student teaching placement or contact any districts. It is our general policy not to place candidates in the district where they attended school or where immediate family members are working or attending school.
New York State Teacher Certification Requirements
At least one field experience or student placement must meet each of the following requirements: must be in a high-needs school; be with children with special needs; and must be with children who are not native speakers of English. These requirements are likely to be met in multiple field experiences and/or student teaching placements and are tracked by the Field Experience Office. A total of 100 hours of field experience is required prior to student teaching.
- To be eligible for a seat in Spring PEP 441, students must meet all program requirements by the end of the fall smester (Winter session does not count).
- To be eligible for a seat in Fall PEP 441, students must meet all program requirements by the end of the summer session.
- Teacher Candidates in the Teacher Certification Major must have transportation available to participate in a variery of field-based experiences and student teaching.