About EFC 330 Field Experience
Field Experience is offered quarterly. Applications are available from the Field Experience Application link on the left side 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Placements require that we work within well-defined procedures established by each school district. Adherence to those procedures guarantees a strong working relationship between the Office of Field Experiences and the public schools and enhances our ability to make placements for our students.
Students are prohibited from attempting to arrange their placement in any manner and may not contact teachers or district personnel about a possible placement.
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.
You will be sent a course number via your CWU Groupwise email to register. You are not allowed in the classroom unless you are registered.
The 2 credits earned for Field Experience are separate from the tuition charged for each quarter because this course is part of Continuing Education, which is a self-supporting program.
If you take the course during the Pre-Fall 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.
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.
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
Notes: EFC 330 is replacing EDCS 300 (4 credits) as part of the new Teacher Preparation Program. Students may not receive credit for both.
Orientation Seminar and Exit Seminar are required. Attendance is mandatory. Your field supervisor will provide the date, place, and time of these seminars.
The EFC 330 Field Experience workbook must be uploaded to LiveText on or before the Exit Seminar. This is a course requirement.
|Field Experience Documents|
|Field Experience Workbook|
|Field Experience Waiver Form - Paraprofessional / Instructional Assistant|
|Field Experience Waiver Form - Teaching Academy / Careers in Education|