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IESE Field Experience

Department of Education


Outdoor Classroom

Successful completion of the B.A.Sc from UMD's Integrated Elementary and Special Education (IESE) major qualifies students to apply for state licensure to teach K-6 elementary education and K-12 Academic and Behavioral Strategist (special education in the areas of learning disabilities and emotional behavior disorders). The major also provides a good foundation for programs leading to licensure as an elementary principal or school counselor, employment in public and private schools as well as correctional settings, human service agencies, hospital-based settings and private practice.

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Field Placement Requirements for MN State Licensure:

LicensePre-Block VolunteeringBlock 1 PracticumBlock 2 PracticumBlock 3 PracticumBlock 4 PracticumBlock 5 PracticumMN State Requirement in statute

K-6 Elementary Education

K-12 Special Education:  Academic Behavioral Strategist

Minimum 60 hours experience including a classroom setting and diverse experiencePracticum 8 hrs/wk for 7 wks+ 5 wks full time = 256 hrs K-6 General Education (ElEd candidates will have a primary and intemediate level placement) Practicum 1 day per week for 16 weeks 5 weeks full time K-8 Special EducationPracticum 8 hrs/wk for 7 wks+ 5 wks full time = 256 hrs K-6 General Education (ElEd candidates will have a primary and intermediate level placement) Student Teaching 16 weeks K-6 General EducationStudent Teaching 12 weeks 9-12 Special Education

Elementary Education:  Must have field experience in primary (Grades K-3) & intermediate elementary (Grades 4-6) levels through the combination of field placements and student teaching.

Special Education:  Academic Behavioral Strategist:  Must have field experience in: primary (kindergarten through grade 4), middle level (grades 5 through 8), and secondary (grades 9 through 12, including transition programs) settings through the combination of field placements & student teaching.