Field Experiences

Professional Day Meetings

Each semester, the Office of Field Experiences has a Professional Day for all teacher candidates who will be going out into schools for field placement. Professional Day attendance is REQUIRED. Students attend a general session together followed by break-out sessions across campus. All teacher candidates will choose their break-out sessions in one of their Block courses. You may receive your field placements during Professional Day. 

Required at Professional Day

Students will not be placed in schools unless the following is completed.

  1. Receipt from purchasing Education Minnesota Liability Insurance. Students can obtain the insurance with a credit card. Insurance is only good until August the year of purchase. If insurance is purchased Fall or Spring, students will need to purchase it again for the following Fall.
  2. Completed Background Check.
  3. Mantoux test results and confidentiality form if placement is in Superior, WI. Students will be contacted by Office of Field Experiences if this applicable.
  4. Other district paperwork as needed.

Field Experience Badge Procedures

An Education Department produced badge is required for all Education students when visiting schools for field placement. To request a badge, submit your information and a digital photo to the Field Experience Badge Google Form. Badge requests will only be taken through this form. Badges are kept for the duration of Education Block courses.

Photo must be of passport-quality, color photograph of you alone, taken within the last six months. The photo should include your head from bottom of the chin to top of head (including hair). Photo must be clear, front view, full face, taken in normal street attire without a hat, dark glasses or other accessories. Photo must have a solid single color background (easily accomplished by taking a photo in front of a solid color wall). Please upload the photo file in .jpg format.

Completed badges will be distributed in Education Block field experience courses. In the case of a replacement badge, students will be emailed when the badge is ready for pick-up.  

If you have questions, please contact the Department of Education at [email protected]


UMD Field Experience Contact

Office of Field Experiences Coordinator
Jenny Bouchie
[email protected]