Department of Field Services


Notice Posted On behalf of the Dean’s Office

DATE:                   January 4, 2022

FROM:                  Dr. George P. Drake, Jr., Dean

RE:                        Vaccine Requirements from Educational Partners

 Millersville University’s school district and other educational partners are committed to keeping their students/clients and staff healthy and well during the COVID-19 pandemic.   Recently, several of our partners have notified us of updated COVID-19 vaccination requirements for those visiting their classrooms/organizations.  I anticipate that more districts and institutions will follow suit.

 Beginning in the Spring 2022 semester, some educational partners that provide field experiences to Millersville University students are requiring all student teachers, field experience students, and visitors (including faculty supervisors) to provide documented proof of having completed a COVID-19 vaccination regimen (i.e. be ‘fully vaccinated’) or have an approved exemption, prior to visiting their locations.  In some cases, those who are exempt will be required to submit to regular testing. 

 Per the CDC, people are considered ‘fully vaccinated’ when they have received two shots of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines or one shot of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.  More information on CDC guidelines can be found on the CDC website.

 Millersville University will not be collecting vaccination status information.  However, students participating in field experiences (including student teaching) are expected, under fully executed legal agreements of affiliation between Millersville University and partner school districts/organizations, to follow the policy requirements of the educational partner they will be visiting, including vaccination requirements.  Alternate field experience site locations may not be available for those who do not meet the site requirements.


 George P. Drake, Jr., Ph.D. | Dean, College of Education and Human Services | School of Social Work

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 policies have stated/determined or take a leave of absence from the university.

Field Placement Requirement Information

Students are expected to adhere to the procedures and policies of the School District or Educational Partner they are visiting.  This includes complying with the health and safety policies of the School District or Educational Partner.  Once students receive their placement assignment information, they are expected to contact their placement location for additional information, learn of specific requirements or to answer any questions.

Vaccine Information

For more information regarding the vaccine, visit the Millersville University COVID Updates webpage.


 General Information

The Department of Field Services encompasses the following areas:

  • Early Field Experiences
  • Advanced Professional Studies (APS)
  • Student Teaching
  • Certification
  • 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 - 4:30 pm

Summer Office Hours:  Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Please email us with any questions or set up an appointment. (Please include your M# in all communications.  Field Services will communicate any personal information through your Millersville University email.)

Revised 1/2022