Presidential Scholars Adviser: Dr. Deborah Conrad
Research Adviser: Dr. Bruce Brydges
The Importance and Effectiveness of Field Experience in the Childhood/Early Childhood Education Program at SUNY Potsdam
Field experience is an essential part of teacher education programs. This project will be studying the use of field experience in the Childhood/Early Childhood Education Program at SUNY Potsdam. Students within the program will be surveyed to determine their opinions on how important field experience is, and how effective the program’s current use of field experience is. Research will also be conducted by reading journals and possibly attending conferences to find out what research has already been done in regards to field experience in teacher education programs. The project will be concluded with a presentation, presented to the faculty of the Childhood/Early Childhood Education Program.