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

Melissa Newman EdS

Field Placement Coordinator/GSOE Instructor

School of Education

(641) 784-5493   


                "With 25 years of classroom experience, my philosophy of education is deeply rooted in the belief that every student has the potential to succeed and thrive. As a dedicated teacher and leader, I have consistently prioritized building strong relationships with my students, colleagues, and the community. I believe that education is a collaborative effort that requires working together to create a supportive and inclusive environment.    

My philosophy is centered on building relationships, embracing diversity, making data informed decisions, and fostering a strong sense of community. These principles guide my teaching practice and inspire me to continually strive for excellence in education."