Field Experiences/Internship

Field Experience Section

Students will be placed in the surrounding systems that Troy University has an agreed partnership. The placements will be assigned by the Office of Certification and Field Experience, unless otherwise notified by the instructor of record. If the instructor of the course already has placements for the students in the class, the instructor will notify the Office of Certification of the school, teacher, subject/grade and the teachers email contact information.

You MUST have LiveText in order to be placed in the K-12 school!!!

Once you have been placed with a P-12 teacher, it is your responsibility to contact the teacher via email to schedule field experience times that benefit all stakeholders. You are expected to spend as much time with the assigned teacher as you can. The minimum hours in any education course is 10 hours, however it is recommended that you approach the teacher with a partnership mentality and agree to work with the P-12 teacher for the entire semester. This will ultimately assist you in becoming the best possible teacher.

All students that are currently pursuing a degree in education need to understand that extensive experience within the school setting is part of the program requirements. The specifics are provided in the handbook below.

FORMS: Students will no longer be required to enter the observations in the Forms Section of LiveText. However, it is HIGHLY recommended that you keep your originals as a safety net in case of computer outages during crucial times.

Please fill out the Field Experience Acknowledgement form and submit the form in LiveText on your dashboard "TEP Admission Paperwork" under the tab "TEP Agreement Form"


FEM Information

All placement are made through FEM in LiveText. On the dashboard in LiveText, the first tab is called "Field Experience", click on the tab. Click on the button that says, "View Placement Details", this is where you enter the Demographic Information of your class and enter your Time Log. This MUST be done. Within the Time Log, include the activity and additional information.

Within the placement in FEM, there is a box in the center of the page that is labeled "Attachments." The student is required to attach key assessments and supporting documents here and these documents will be visible to the mentor and supervisor.

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Internship Section

You are now at the part of your educational experience that will allow you to impact future generations. You are at the internship portion of your education and below is some information that you will need to read, explore and understand before you begin the semester. Internship meetings are held one year before a planned internship.

Fill out the application for internship. This is due September 2, 2017.

Courtesy Placements are considered only for cases in which extenuating circumstances will not allow a candidate to intern in the Troy University service area. This would include a mandatory change of a spouses’ employment location, a military transfer, or documented medical reasons. Each Courtesy Placement Request is reviewed on an individual basis. Courtesy Placements are not simply made due to the fact that a candidate wants to move home during internship for financial reasons. A GPA of 3.2 for anyone requesting a Courtesy Placement is desired. Candidates are reponsible to secure their own placement and obtaining their own university supervisor.

The internship handbook contains pertinent information for the teacher candidate, cooperating teacher and the university supervisor. Feel free to use the handbook which includes observation form information during the internship.

Fill out the acknowledgement form and take it with you when you attend the pre-internship meetings.

Pre-Internship Meeting Dates

Spring 2018 Education Internship

Pre-Internship Meeting Date Time Location
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 3:00 p.m. — 4:30 p.m. Troy Campus — Hawkins Hall, Room 215
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 3:00 p.m. — 4:30 p.m. Troy Campus — Hawkins Hall, Room 215
Thursday, March 30, 2017 2:00 p.m. — 3:30 p.m. Dothan Campus — Adams Hall, Room 312
Friday, March 31, 2017 9:00 a.m. — 10:30 a.m. Dothan Campus — Adams Hall, Room 312
Thursday, April 6, 2017 9:00 a.m. — 10:30 a.m. Dothan Campus — Adams Hall, Room 312

**You MUST attend one of these meetings to be eligible for internship. If you do not attend this mandatory meeting, your internship WILL be postponed.**