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GTEP Field Experience

An important part of learning to teach takes place in schools and classrooms throughout the Portland metropolitan area. Full-time GTEP teacher candidates are involved in field experiences throughout the K-12 public school year; part-time GTEP teacher candidates spend 60 hours in the field during Year One of the program, and then follow the Field Experience sequence below during Year Two.

During the GTEP program teacher candidates complete three field experiences:

  • Initial Field Experience: practicum (late Summer and Fall terms)
  • Student Teaching I: half-time student teaching (Winter term)
  • Student Teaching II: full-time student teaching (Spring term)

Field placements are identified and confirmed through the Field Placement Office in the Graduate School of Education. Detailed information about field placements are sent along with letters of Admission to the program.

Links to these forms and procedures can be found on the Field Placement website.