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The Field Office coordinates student field experiences for methods classes, as well as placements for practicum and student teaching. Course credit is given only for student teaching assigned by the university through the Field Office and supervised by university faculty.
 
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Garnet Coulthard

Education Prep Specialist & Field Placement Coordinator

School of Education

(641) 784-5391

coulthar@graceland.edu  

Application Deadlines

Field Experience Application Deadline

 

  • Summer 2023 Practicum 
    • October 1, 2022-January 31, 2023
  • Fall 2023 Practicum or Student Teaching
    • December 1, 2022 - March 28, 2023
  • Spring 2024 Practicum or Student Teaching
    • April 1, 2023-August 31, 2023

Returning to Graceland for an Endorsement

If a student has already graduated from Graceland but are interested in achieving additional endorsements, currently licensed teachers will need to compete any missing coursework and complete a practicum in the endorsement area they are seeking. 

Practicums for postgraduates are handled differently than for current students. As a postgraduate, students will need to send the Field Office an email including the name of the building and cooperating teacher that they will work with. Please include the principal's name.  Most students will complete their practicum in their own classroom since they may already working with those students.  A certified teacher will need to observe and evaluate the practicum. Once the Field Office has that information, they will put together a placement for student.