Field Placements/Practica

Early Childhood and Childhood, Childhood, and Childhood with Special Education

For candidates in Early Childhood, Childhood, and Childhood with Special Education, early field experiences in Blocks II and III involve class visits to schools, where candidates are engaged in observation and assisting in classroom activities. Later field experiences in Blocks IV and V, called practica, are individually placed and provide candidates with the opportunity to teach lessons to individual students or small groups.

In order to participate in the practicum field experience, candidates in Childhood and Childhood with Special Education must submit a candidate information form and resume at the time they register for Block IV and Block V courses. Candidates in Early Childhood and Childhood must submit a candidate information form and resume at the time they register for Block V courses. Updated candidate information forms are due by the last day of drop/add during the practicum semester.

To be eligible for Block IV and Block V practica, candidates must:

  • attend the practicum presentation the semester of placement
  • submit a completed candidate information form, resume, and FERPA form
  • have completed all prerequisite courses in education
  • be registered in all of the courses for the Block
  • keep time available as designated in the Master Schedule
  • be accepted as candidates by the School of Education
  • have satisfactory academic standing


Block IV Information:

Block IV Candidate Handbook

Block IV Practicum PowerPoint

Contact:
Terry Riordan
Field Placements Coordinator
South 214
585-245-5255
riordan@geneseo.edu

Additional volunteer experiences in educational settings throughout the year are publicized as they become available.