IESE Field Experience

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:

 

Licensure Areas

K-6 Elementary Education and K-12 Special Education: Academic Behavioral Strategist

Pre-Block Volunteering

Minimum 60 hours experience including a classroom setting and diverse experience

Block 1 Field Experience

Field Experience 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)

Block 2 Field Experience

Field Experience 1 day per week for 16 weeks 5 weeks full time K-8 Special Education

Block 3 Field Experience

Field Experience 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)

Block 4 Field Experience

Student Teaching 16 weeks K-6 General Education

Block 5 Field Experience

Student Teaching 12 weeks 9-12 Special Education

MN State Requirement in statute

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.