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Office of Field Experiences

Field Experience Information (EFC 330)

Field Experience (EFC 330) is a course in the Teacher Preparation Program, which will be offered quarterly. Applications are available from the Field Experience Application link on the bottom of this page and are due by date shown on the application for each quarter. Email your application to the Office of Field Experiences at by the deadline. In addition to the application, students must also have fingerprint clearance by that date to be offered a placement and to enroll in the course. Students do not seek their own placements.


40 hours of Pre-Admission Observation, Psych 314, EFC 210, and EFC 310 (or approved Community College course substitution). This course is a co-requisite or pre-requisite for EFC 340.


The Office of Field Experience will register you for the course.  If they are unable to enroll you in the course, you will receive an email in your CWU email.  Be sure and check your CWU email often for important updates.

The 2 credits earned for Field Experience are separate from the tuition charged for each quarter.

If you take the course during the pre-autumn time period before CWU classes begin in the fall, the credits will not be used in calculating the credit load for either summer or fall.

Financial aid will be charged for Field Experience tuition. If you do not receive financial aid, tuition is due on the same date as regular tuition for the quarter. It is charged at the per-credit rate for the quarter in which you enroll.

Department Standards

All students completing an educational endorsement must maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher for the last 45 graded credits. Students must also earn (prior to student teaching) a minimum grade of "C" in all courses required for certification.

Admission Requirements

Students must have been fully admitted to the Teacher Certification Program and have valid fingerprints. Please contact the Certification Office in Black Hall 228 for information about the admission requirements and fingerprinting. Students are assigned in off-campus schools for approximately sixty (60 hours) with a schedule to be arranged by the Field Supervisor, Cooperating Teacher and the student. Credits: (2)

Field Experience (EFC 330) is a laboratory experience course in the Teacher Preparation Program. The course deals with the structure and management of the classroom and school, professional relationships, school/community relationships, school district organization, instructional support, and resource services.

Repeatable for Credit: No                  Grading Basis: S/U


Field Experience Documents
Pre-Fall Application
Fall Application
Winter Application
Spring Application
Log Sheet
Visitation Form
Field Experience Workbook
Field Experience Waiver