Department of Field Services
The Department of Field Services encompasses the following areas:
- Early Field Experiences
- Advanced Professional Studies (APS)
- Student Teaching
- Clearance Collection for Field Placements
Teacher candidates will complete several field experiences during their preparation for a degree and teacher certification. These field experiences have been carefully developed to compliment the educational programs and meet the necessary requirements for certification. To help meet these requirements, students must fulfill Advanced Professional Studies (APS) prerequisites to progress through the program.
To partake in required field experiences, students must keep updated and current clearances on file with the Department of Field Services. For more information, visit the Clearances Home Page.
An overview of the services provided through the Department of Field Services, as well as the Placement Policy, can be found on the Field Services F.A.Q. page.
We are located within the College of Education and Human Services in Stayer Hall, Room 120.
Semester Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Please email us with any questions firstname.lastname@example.org or set up an appointment. (Please include your M# in all communications. Field Services will communicate any personal information through your Millersville University email.)
Currently, visits are by appointment only - please call or email for an appointment.
Effective May 22, 2020 click here for the most current testing information.
Spring 2021 - College of Education and Human Services Position Statement on Field Experience
Your placement for internship or student teaching may require you to participate in the class remotely, either through video of an in-person classroom or through the learning management system used by the district. Your placement may require you to participate in classroom instruction in person. The teacher certification programs at Millersville will require that you engage in the internship or student teaching as your school has determined, with the understanding the instructional mode may change during the semester. Your obligation is to either participate in the internship as the classroom, school and district has determined or take a leave of absence from the university until Fall 2021.
Can I go into my Field Placement?
For guidance on what to do if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, please reference the ‘Field Placement Guidance’ document under the MU COVID Updates web page for Reporting Flowchart Procedures. This document has been created by an Ad Hoc Committee of Faculty from across the PEU unit.
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