Field experience courses give WCE students the opportunity to gain experience in pre K-12 classroom settings. Requirements for these courses vary, and full descriptions of each field experience can be found in the Course Requirements section of this webpage. When you are enrolled in a field experience class, the Office of Professional Experiences provides your field experience placement. Please click here for a full explanation of the Field Experience Placement Process for Fall 2014, Spring 2015, and Summer 2015.
Field experience students are responsible for reviewing and adhering to the field experience general expectations. Please also review the WCE professional dispositions for teacher candidates:
Please be aware that field experience placements are made only in partnership school systems. In order to apply for Out-of-Area field experience, students must meet criteria outlined in the Out-of-Area Field Experience Placement Policy. Students must complete the Out-of-Area Field Experience Cover Form and provide all required materials by May 1 for summer and fall placements and by December 1 for spring placements. For a list of partnership systems and schools, please visit the PDS website: http://www.uncw.edu/ed/pds/schools.html
*If changes occur in the information included on the application after the application is completed, the student should complete the application again with the updated information. All changes must be made prior to the application deadline.
Are you wondering which of your courses require field experience and what the requirements are for these courses? Please see the link below, which lists all field experience courses for this semester and a description of the requirements for these courses.
At the end of each fall and spring semester, the Office of Professional Experiences works with our school partners to distribute and collect field experience evaluations for students who completed field work in the public schools. This feedback is then shared with the Watson College course instructors and is used in the development of our students.
Students are responsible for following up with their field experience teachers to ensure that they received and submitted the electronic evaluation. Students are evaluated based on the criteria below:
Partnership Teachers: The electronic evaluation link is sent directly to the Site Coordinator at your school for distribution. Please contact Stephanie Glowa, Field Experience Coordinator, if you have any questions or need assistance with the evaluation. Thank you for taking the time to provide this very valuable feedback for our students.
For questions regarding field experiences, please contact Ms. Stephanie Glowa, Field Experience Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (910) 962-3086.