University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Teacher Education Program

Field Experiences

Almost all courses with an EDUC or HPEDU prefix have a field component of some kind. You will begin observing classrooms and work your way up through teacher's aide experiences and ultimately into teaching experiences. For every class that has a field component, you are required to have clearances and to wear a name badge. For information about the clearances, click on the Required Clearances page. To get a name badge, use this Name Badge Order Form.pdf.

For courses that have a large field requirement (20 hours or more), Jody Randolph will make arrangements for a placement. This form, Placement Form for Students.docx, must be completed and turned in at 152 Swarts Hall, or it may be emailed to Jody.

The Early Level (PreK-4) Methods courses are arranged in blocks. Please see the Early Level Methods Block Handbook 2184.pdf
for information.

Here are some forms used during the Early Level Field Blocks:
Classroom Management Menu 2015.pdf
Cooperating Teacher Lesson Observation 2015.doc
Cooperating Teacher Field Block Evaluation 2015.docx
Supervisor Lesson Observation 2015.docx
Condensed Supervisor Lesson Observation 2015.doc

The Health and Physical Education Program has a field block during the fall semester. Please see the Health and Physical Education Handbook.pdf for information.

Students seeking certification in Secondary Education will take Secondary Methods during the fall semester and Literacies Across the Middle and Secondary Curriculum during the spring semester. Please see the Handbook for Secondary Program.pdf for more information.

For information on Student Teaching, go to the Student Teaching page.

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"The Program prepared me extremely well for my career. Things I learned in my student teaching and practicum placements, I still use in my classroom today."

Evan Greening, '17
History Teacher
Lake Ridge Middle School
Woodbridge, VA