Pre-Student Teaching Field Experiences

Students planning to become teachers in New York State are required to complete 100 hours of early and continuous pre-student teaching field experiences in public schools and other educational settings. At SUNY Fredonia all candidates complete at least 3 field-based pre-student teaching experiences in a school with a Cooperating Teacher. Each field-based experience is taught in conjunction with a required education course to better establish the link between theory and practice.

The Office of Field Experiences is responsible for arranging placements that provide the candidates with a minimum of 4 hours per week for approximately nine weeks in a classroom.