Field Experiences / Student Teaching

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Field Experiences and Student Teaching

student teachers in classroomThe faculty in the Early Childhood and Childhood Education department at SUNY Cortland believe that observation and practice in the field is central to our programs. These programs allow our candidates to gain a variety of pre-professional experiences in classrooms and child care settings. During field experiences, the candidates will be provided with such experiences as:

  • Working with students, school personnel, and parents
  • Planning and instructing within a classroom
  • Creating and managing a Learning Environment
  • Using Teaching and Assessment Strategies
  • Supporting curriculum through technology
  • Becoming familiar with New York State Teaching Standards
  • Becoming a Professional Educator
  • Developing as a reflective teacher

While the website is in the process of updates Student teachers, Cooperating Teachers and Supervisors may use the Task stream Website for "Assignments" and "Forms" needed during Student Teaching.