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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Elementary & Early Childhood Education

Field Experiences

Page address: http://ed.mnsu.edu/eec/fieldexperience.html
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Field experiences are a vital component in the teacher preparation program. Future teachers in MSU's Elementary Education programs will complete several field experiences as part of their preparation. The most intense of these experiences are:

Elementary Education Students
  1. A 30-hour school observation completed as part of EEC 215 - Introduction to Elementary Education.
  2. A 4-week, half day experience completed near the end of the Block 1 semester.
  3. A 4-week, full-day experience completed near the end of the Block 2 semester.
  4. A 4-week, full-day experience completed near the end of the Block 3 semester.

In most cases teacher candidates are placed in the same classroom or building in which they will do their student teaching.

The Block field experiences are designed to prepare the future teacher for student teaching, and are in fact in the nature of a mini-student teaching experience.