Field Experience (EFC 330)


Fall 2024 EFC 330 Field Experiences applications are closed.  Winter 2025 applications will open August 15, 2024.  If you need to appeal here is the link

 Application Deadlines

  • Pre-fall and Fall: Apply by April 1
  • Winter: Apply by October 1
  • Spring: Apply by January 1

Application Checklist

  1. Review our placement processes and policy carefully. Failure to adhere to our policies may put your placement in jeopardy.
  2. Prepare your resume for submission with your application.
  3. Choose your placement preferences.
  4. Submit your application.

The following majors DO NOT Need to Take Field Experience (EFC 330):

  • Elementary education
  • Early childhood education major
  • Special education major
  • TeachSTEM
  • Physical education and school health (PESH 438 will work as a substitution for EFC 330)

 

Course Description

Field Experience students observe, assist, and reflect upon instructional and school activities for approximately 60 hours over the quarter. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, these hours and roles are flexible depending upon the capacity of the mentor teacher’s capacity, and hours can can be completed in a virtual environment. Learn more at the Field Experience course overview and course handbook.

Credits: 2
Repeatable for Credit? No
Grading Basis: S/U

Pre-requisites

  • PSY 314 AND either EFC 210 and EFC 310 (or approved Community College course substitution) OR
  • EFC 250 (this course is a co-requisite or pre-requisite for EFC 340)
  • Application submitted to the Teacher Certification Program, including submitted electronic fingerprints and purchase of liability insurance.
  • All students completing an educational endorsement must maintain a 3.0 or higher GPA for the last 45 graded quarter credits, or CWU/transfer cumulative GPA. Students must also earn a minimum grade of "C" in all courses required for certification.

Registration

Jan Case (Janice.Case@cwu.edu) will send a code to your CWU email address after all students have been placed, and you will then register yourself for the course. Contact Jan Case for all questions about codes and registration. Please do not contact Teacher Certification or the placement team about registration questions.

If you take the course during the pre-fall time period before CWU classes begin in the fall, course credits will be part of your fall quarter credit load.

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.

Pre-Fall Field Experience Option

Pre-Fall Field Experience course placements are generally completed during the first two weeks of September, although your school may request that you volunteer during the last two weeks of August. Specific dates will vary depending on the needs and schedule of the school district where you are placed. Learn more by viewing the Pre-Fall Field Experience course overview and course handbook (MS WORD).

Jan Case (Janice.Case@cwu.edu) will enroll you in the course once you have been cleared through the Teacher Certification office and assigned a field supervisor. This may happen during the summer, so please check your CWU email daily. You will not be allowed in the classroom unless you are registered.

If you take the course during the pre-fall time period before CWU classes begin in the fall, the credits will be on your fall quarter credit load. Financial aid will be charged for Pre-Fall Field Experience tuition. If you do not receive financial aid, tuition is due on the same date as regular tuition for the quarter. Note that pre-fall withdrawal dates are different than deadlines for fall quarter.

 

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