Office of Field Experience


The CoOP model places K-12 students at the center of learning in which teacher candidates learn theory and philosophy through innovative curriculum. Field experiences for the Bachelor of Science in Education occur in three levels: foundation, practicum and internship. Foundation courses require 15 hours of small group and one on one instruction. In these courses the pre-teacher candidates practices specific skills that have been introduced by the college professor. Practicum teacher candidates are in the classroom once a week for ten weeks. They are required to develop and deliver 5 whole class lessons. Within final internship, the teacher candidate experiences full classrooms take over for 4 to 6 weeks. The teacher candidates gradually take over all responsibilities during this time and then again gradually release them at the end of the semester.

In order to be placed
  1. Make sure you have submitted your application online.
  2. Taken your  required state test if you are going into practicum II or internship.
  3. Have completed your entire critical task with a 75% or better.
Fall Start Dates

Foundation: September 8

Practicum: August 25

Internship: August 11



Director of Field Experience

Bldg. U office 214K
Phone: ( 239) 489-9366
Fax: (239) 432-5209


Mentor Rationale


15hrs small group and individual instruction

Final evaluations due December 1


35 hrs. 5 lessons /10 weeks

Benchmark evaluations due September 19, Final evaluations due December 1


Full takeover  over 16 week period

Benchmark evaluations due September 19, Final evaluations due December 1