To provide practical observation and application of classroom teaching, all SUNY Potsdam education majors engage in at least one field experience. This experience requires students to observe and participate in school classrooms for 100 hours prior to student teaching.
Depending on the requirements of each program and the opportunities available, the field experience could include:
While most of the field experience time will be spent in the student’s major area of study, students are also required to familiarize themselves with the school as a whole (e.g., by experiencing other subject areas, special needs services). SUNY Potsdam students participating in a field experience must provide their own transportation to and from the field experience.
Contact: Nicole Feml, Assistant Director
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Contact Information: (315) 267-3022
Center for School Partnerships and Teacher Certification
111 Satterlee Hall
44 Pierrepont Avenue
Potsdam, NY 13676