Field Experience & Partnerships and Student Teaching

Field experiences are the application side of preparation for teacher certification. Teacher candidates advance through three levels of field experiences, each becoming more intense. Field experiences provide actual settings in which to develop and demonstrate the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary to help all students learn.  

 “All” implies the possibility of diverse learning needs. Such needs may surface with (a) students having exceptionalities; (b) students from varying geographical areas, ethnicities, races, religions or socioeconomic strata; or (c) students with gender, sexual orientation and linguistic differences. Shippensburg University Standards for Those Preparing to Teach, Lead, or Counsel in Public Schools includes the following expected outcomes:

  • Knowledge: Teacher candidates demonstrate understanding of the differences in how students learn and know how to accommodate diverse learning needs.
  • Skills: Teacher candidates accommodate diverse learning needs through informed decision-making that supports academic success for all students.
  • Dispositions: Teacher candidates show respect for the diverse needs and talents of all learners and demonstrate commitment to helping them develop self-efficacy and achieve academic success.

Field experiences, too, are diverse. Interaction with students in a variety of settings helps teacher candidates confront issues of diversity that affect teaching and student learning. Strengthening teacher effectiveness in all contexts and with all students is the intended outcome.

Learning Focused School Training

High Impact Strategies Requirements

High Impact Strategies Flyer Fall 2015 Dates

High Impact Strategies Flyer Winter 2016 Dates


Office of Field Experiences and Partnerships Handbook 2014 [PDF] 

Handbook for Student Teachers 2015

  • Teacher Certification Test
  •     Required Testing for Teacher Certification

        Certification test results   

    Forms and Clearances


    Faculty Field Experience Request Form 

    University Supervisors

    Student Teaching Calendars  

    Community Outreach

    Additional Resources

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