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Office of Field Experiences

Welcome to the Office of Field Experiences. We’re all about the greatest profession in the world…teaching! Join us!


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COVID-19 Vaccination Eligibility

On March 2, 2021, Governor Jay Inslee issued a statement that state educators be prioritized for vaccination. CWU students who participate in in-person preK-12 field experiences are immediately eligible for COVID vaccinations as part of group Phase 1B. The Governor's statement includes a link to existing vaccination providers.

If you need a letter that confirms your position as an educator in a preK-12 school, please send an email request to

Upcoming Deadlines


Practicum Placements (ELEM 493, ELEM 494, ELEF 495)

Fall: May 17

Apply here!


Student Teaching (EFC 480) 

Fall: January 15 

Winter: June 1

Spring: October 1

Apply here! 


Field Experience (EFC 330) 

Pre-Fall and Fall: April 1

Winter: October 1

Spring: January 1

Apply here!

*Application deadlines are subject to change. Please check this site regularly for updates.


Student Teaching (EFC 480) Webinar

Thursday, May 13th from 2-4pm

To RSVP, email and request a calendar invite.

The webinar will cover:

  • Teacher certification and endorsements
  • Application and placement process
  • Tips for being an effective student teacher
  • Professional preparation 
  • Resumes and teaching statements
  • Student teaching alumni panel
  • Breakout sessions/Q+A

If you can't attend, you can also review slides from our recent webinar!


Mission Statement

To provide a safe and caring environment that fosters life-long learning and inspires students to develop their full potential as contributing members of a global society.

Vision Statement

To offer help to all students.  To approach learning in a supportive and positive environment where students and staff share responsibility for knowledge. Where students and staff value working and learning together.

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