The Office of Field Experience - Southeastern Louisiana University

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Office of Field Experience
College of Education
Candidate Orientation
Director of Field Experience
Dr. Heloise Aucoin
Suite 201; office C
haucoin@selu.edu
BEFORE STUDENT TEACHING
• Undergraduates must complete and document 180 hours of
field experience (FX).
• Alternate certification candidates must complete and
document 85/120 hours of FX.
• 15 hours of professional development must be completed
and documented.
• Introductory Level and Developing Level Portfolios must be
completed and passed.
ALL INFORMATION WILL BE DOCUMENTED IN PASS-PORT.
Form more information, visit the PASS-PORT help page at
http://www.selu.edu/acad_research/colleges/edu_hd/passpor
t/index.html.
Field Experience
Undergraduate Teacher Candidates
50*
130*
180*
Alternate Certification Candidates
45*
40*
85*
FIELD EXPERIENCE ASSIGNMENTS
The Office of Field Experience (OFE) creates and
manages all field experience assignments.
• Assignments, which are lists of FX sites, are based
on the needs of the course.
– Observation (must be at school sites)
– Direct teaching (tutoring or group assistance can
take place at schools or Beyond the Classroom
sites)
• Assignment lists include schools and sites in a
variety of locations.
PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEMS THAT PARTNER WITH
THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
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ASCENSION PUBLIC SCHOOLS
BOGALUSA CITY SCHOOLS
CENTRAL COMMUNITY SCHOOL SYSTEM
EAST BATON ROUGE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM
JEFFERSON PARISH PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM
LIVINGSTON PARISH SCHOOLS
ST. BERNARD PARISH SCHOOLS
ST. CHARLES PARISH SCHOOLS
ST. JAMES PARISH SCHOOLS
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST SCHOOL DISTRICT
ST. TAMMANY PARISH PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM
TANGIPAHOA PARISH SCHOOL SYSTEM
WASHINGTON PARISH SCHOOLS
ZACHARY COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
A variety of private and parochial schools also participate in FX
and will be included on assignment lists.
COOPERATING TEACHERS
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B.
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F.
Approved by the principal
Louisiana Teaching Certificate
Three or more years of teaching experience
Willing to participate
Complete Form A annually (online)
Complete Form B and make it available to
candidates.
Tutoring in a private residence is strictly
prohibited.
• A FX assignment list will be issued to each
course and made available through Moodle.
• These are the ONLY sites that TC may complete
observation and direct teaching hours to meet
the requirements for the course.
• FX may only occur during the semester in
which the TC is enrolled in the course.
• Undergraduates MUST experience and
document multiple and diverse settings/sites.
• TC may not remain at the same site for
multiple semesters.
The OFE creates and distributes the lists of sites for FX; it does not define
the requirements of the course.
Example of Field Assignment List
Ascension Parish Schools:
Central Middle (6-8)-Gonzales
Contact: Jeremy Muse-AP
Jeremy.Muse@apsb.org
Duplessis Elementary IN, (PK-5)
Nancy Ruiz-contact
Nancy.Ruiz@apsb.org
G.W. Carver Primary (4-5)
Latatia Johnson-Principal
Latatia.johnson@apsb.org
St. Amant Primary (PK-5)
Paisley Morgan-Contact
Paisley.Morgan@apsb.org
Sorrento Primary (PK-5)
Rhonda Gillard-AP
Rhonda.gillard@apsb.org
Candidates will also receive a Beyond the Classroom list. These are sites
which can be used for direct teaching and service learning.
MAKING CONTACT
OFE PROCEDURES
FOR CONTACTING
SITES
1. Complete Form E
No blanks
Multiple dates and
times
OFE PROCEDURES FOR CONTACTING
SCHOOLS (CONT.)
1. Complete Form E
2. Attach Form E to an email addressed to the site
contact listed.
Create a personal email. Do not send a mass email.
“My name is ______, and I am a teacher candidate at Southeastern.
I am requesting field experience at your school site. Attached is my
Form E with information on my class requirements. Thank you for
considering my request. Sincerely, _____”
Send the email two to three weeks before the
requested dates.
Allow approximately three to four days for a response
DO NOT FAX, TEXT, CALL, OR JUST SHOW UP TO
THE SCHOOL OFFICE.
FIELD EXPERIENCE VISITS
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Southeastern I.D must be worn to all FX sites
Arrive 30 minutes before scheduled FX
Check-in at the office
Bring a copy of Form C (Form D for service learning)
– If anything changes (e.g., teacher, students), you will
need to use an additional Form C.
– Have the cooperating teacher sign Form C at the end
of the FX.
• Ask the cooperating teacher to see their Form B.
You will need this information to complete
Form C.
ABSENCES AND “NO SHOWS”
ABSENCES
• Contact cooperating teacher and site PRIOR to the
assigned visit.
“NO SHOWS”
• Not showing up without out attempting to contact
the teacher is unacceptable.
CONSEQUENCES FOR “NO SHOWS”
1. Not allowed to return to site
2. Discretion of the professor
3. Referral to the Head of the Teaching and Learning
Department and to Teacher Development
PROFESSIONLISM
Dress Code and Code of Conduct
DRESS CODE
THE FOLLOWING ARE UNACCEPTABLE:
• Words that advertise alcohol, gambling, cigarettes, or drugs
• Patches, symbols, writings, etc. which are vulgar or offensive
• Hats or caps inside
• Shorts, except when teaching physical education
• See-through or mesh garments
• Skirts above the knee
• Skirt slits higher than 4 inches above the knee
• Low-cut, strapless, or sleeveless shirts
• Jeans of any color, leggings, or capris
• Slippers, flip-flops, beach shoes, or cleats
• Sunglasses inside, unless prescribed
• Body piercing jewelry (nose, tongue, eyebrow, cheek, etc.)
• TATTOOS MUST BE COVERED.
Violators will not be allowed to complete FX in the
partner school.
CODE OF CONDUCT
• No cell phones, laptops, tablets, or iPads
are to be used during FX.
• Pay attention and look interested
• Eating, drinking, and chewing gum is prohibited in
classrooms.
• Smoking is strictly prohibited on school campuses by law.
• Vulgar or offensive language on or around school campus is
prohibited.
• Behavior that interrupts or disturbs the learning process is
prohibited.
• Do not use any electronic devices or computers that belong
to the school.
• “No shows” will result in a referral to Teacher Development.
Violations will result in disciplinary action.
Alternate Certification FX
ALTERNATE CERTIFICATION
CANDIDATES AND FX
• Alternate certification candidates must complete
the required field experience in each course.
• Those who teach while working on certification:
– May use their school as an observation site.
– May use their classroom for direct teaching.
– Professors may require additional cooperating
teachers and/or FX sites.
– Must have a mentor, assistant principal, or principal
sign documentation (Form C).
– Must be observed on a regular basis by a mentor,
assistant principal, or principal for documentation.
ALTERNATE CERTIFICATION
CANDIDATES AND FX (CONT.)
• A minimum of 85 hours must be documented
in alternate certification education courses.
• As many as 120 hours may be required
depending on course requirements.
• Alternate certification candidates must
complete all required portfolios in PASS-PORT.
Documenting FX Hours
DOCUMENT FX HOURS IN PASSPORT EACH SEMESTER
If the cooperating teacher or field site is not in PASSPORT, email the Office of Field Experience
(haucoin@selu.edu) the following information:
1. Your first and last name
2. The course associated with the FX
(ex. EDUC 203-96I)
3. The cooperating teacher’s first and last name
4. The site name
Appendix F: How to Document FX
All FX MUST be documented
within the academic year in
which it occurred. The system
changes over on July 31.
 The system changes over on July 31.
 Cooperating teachers and field sites will NOT be added
to PASS-PORT from previous years unless the
candidate received FX hours in classes prior to
enrollment in education classes.
Pay Close Attention
IMPORTANT REMINDERS
• FX assignments can only be completed at the
sites assigned to the course.
• DO NOT REQUEST ADDITIONAL SITES.
• Email Form E to the site contact to request FX.
• Dress professionally.
• Act appropriately.
• Use Form C (or Form D for service learning) for
documentation
• Document FX each semester.
RESOURCES
• THE OFFICE OF FIELD EXPERIENCE WEBPAGE
http://www.southeastern.edu/acad_research/colleg
es/edu_hd/student_success/field_exp/index.html
• PASS-PORT HELP PAGE
http://www.southeastern.edu/acad_research/colleg
es/edu_hd/student_success/passport/index.html
QUESTIONS?

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