UECH Field Experience (Discontinued)

Two student teaching placements are required because the Unified Early Childhood Studies major leads to dual Minnesota licensure in early childhood education (birth through 8) and early childhood special education (birth through 6).  UECH Students will enroll in a 12-week placement in a general education setting (preschool-3rd grade), and a 12-week placement in one early childhood special education setting (Birth to 2 or ages 3-5 or ages Birth to 5).  International student teaching placements are also available (only in general education placement).

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 Field Placement Requirements for MN State Licensure:

 

Licensure Area

Birth-Age 8 (Grade 3) Early Childhood

Birth-Age 6 Early Childhood Special Education

Pre-Block VolunteeringMinimum 30 hours experience including 30 hours in Birth-Age 6 and 30 hours in K-Grade 3
Block 1 Field ExperienceField Experience 1 day per week for 8 weeks and 4 weeks full-time Infant/Toddler & Pre-School Early Childhood*
Block 2 Field ExperienceField Experience 1 day per week for 8 weeks and 4 weeks full-time Early Childhood Special Education**
Block 3 Field ExperienceField Experience 1 day per week for 8 weeks and 4 weeks full-time K-3 Grade*
Block 4 Field ExperienceStudent Teaching 12 weeks Early Childhood General Ed Birth-Age 8
Block 5 Field ExperienceStudent Teaching 12 weeks Early Childhood Special Ed Birth-Age 6
MN State Requirement in statute

UMD field placement must include the following:

Early Childhood:  Must have field experience in school or home-based prior to student teaching. Must have experience teaching in 3 levels: infant/toddler, preschool, K-Grade 3.
*minimum of 100 hours accumulated between blocks 1-3 in Early Childhood

Early Childhood Special Education:  Must have field experience in teaching children who exhibit a broad range of developmental delays or disabilities in infant or toddler, preschool, and primary (kindergarten and grade 1) settings across a range of service delivery models.
**minimum of 100 hours accumulated during block 2 Early Childhood Special Education