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Undergraduate Field Placement ApplicationForm

Junior Year

Student Information

(Example: N00123456)
Only NLU student E-mail addresses will be accepted. Example: jsmith@my.nl.edu


Placement Readiness

Note: if you are uncertain of your completion of these courses, please check with your Advisor/Coach.

Program Information


Early Childhood Education

Placement type: ECE program K-2nd grade

Term 4 Courses

*Note: Candidates need to take their applicable content test during this term.

  • EDU 400: Practicum II, 5QH
    Field Expectations: 125 hours (2 full days a week) in a K classroom
  • RLL478: Literacy Methods I, 5QH
    Field Expectations: 125 hours (2 full days a week) in a K classroom
  • MHE480A: Methods of Teaching Mathematics, 5QH
    Field Expectations: 125 hours (2 full days a week) in a K classroom

Early Childhood Practice

Placement type: ECE program with preschool aged children, infants/toddlers and/or (depending upon minor) ESL/BIL, SPE or opportunity to connect with program administrator

Term 4 Courses

  • ECE340: Positive Guidance in Early Childhood Environments, 5QH
    Field Expectations: n/a
  • ECE301: Understanding Infant and Toddler Development, 5QH
    Field Expectations: 50 hours in an infant/toddler classroom

Elementary Education

Placement type: ELE program 3rd - 6th grade

Term 4 Courses

*Note: Candidates need to take their applicable content test during this term.

  • EDU 400: Practicum II, 5QH
    Field Expectations: 125 hours (2 full days a week)
  • RLL478: Literacy Methods I, 5QH
    Field Expectations: 125 hours (2 full days a week)
  • MHE480A: Methods of Teaching Mathematics, 5QH
    Field Expectations: 125 hours (2 full days a week)

Special Education

Placement type: SPE program with high or low incidence 3rd-6th grade(first term) and 7th-12th (second term). Student's choice for third term.

Term 4 Courses

*Note: Candidates need to take their applicable content test during this term.

  • SPE410 Literacy in Inclusive Education 1, 4QH
    Field Expectations: 125 hours (2 full days a week)
  • SPE335 Mathematics and Inclusive Education, 4QH
    Field Expectations: 125 hours (2 full days a week)
  • SPE 415 Instructional Planning and Instruction for Inclusive Education I, 4QH
    Field Expectations: 125 hours (2 full days a week)
  • SPE320: Methods for Social Emotional Support. 4QH
    Field Expectations: 125 hours (2 full days a week)

Term 5 Courses

  • EDU410: Practicum III, 5QH
    Field Expectations: 125 hours (2 full days a week) in a 1st or 2nd grade classroom
  • SCE480A: Methods of Teaching Science, 3QH
    Field Expectations: 125 hours (2 full days a week) in a 1st or 2nd grade classroom
  • CIS480A: Methods of Teaching Social Studies, 3QH
    Field Expectations: 125 hours (2 full days a week) in a 1st or 2nd grade classroom

Term 5 Courses

  • ECE302: Healthy, Safe and Engaging Learning Environments for Infants and Toddlers, 5QH
    Field Expectations: 25 hours in an infant/toddler classroom
  • ECE321: Curriculum and Best Practices for Infants and Toddlers, 5QH
    Field Expectations: 25 hours in an infant/toddler classroom

Term 5 Courses

  • EDU410: Practicum III, 5QH
    Field Expectations: 125 hours (2 full days a week
  • RLL479: Literacy Methods II, 4QH
    125 hours (2 full days a week
  • SCE480A: Methods of Teaching Science, 3QH
    125 hours (2 full days a week
  • CIS480A: Methods of Teaching Social Studies, 3QH
    125 hours (2 full days a week

Term 5 Courses

  • SPE 405 Practicum II: Advanced Practicum in Inclusive Education, 4QH
    Field Expectations: 125 hours (2 full days a week)
  • SPE 416 Instructional Planning and Instruction for Inclusive Education II, 4QH
    125 hours (2 full days a week)
  • SPE411: Literacy in Inclusive Education 2, 4QH
    125 hours (2 full days a week)
  • SPE 330 Assistive and Instructional Technology, 4QH
    125 hours (2 full days a week)

Term 6 Courses

  • ECE470: Student Teaching
    Field Expectations: 412.50 hours (5 full days a week and a minimum of 11 weeks (not including spring break) in the same classroom as P3

Term 6 Courses

  • ECE341: Early Intervention and Screening for Infants & Toddlers, 5QH
    Field Expectations: 25 hours in an infant/toddler classroom
  • ECE342: Cultural Responsiveness for Families of Infants/Toddlers, 5QH
    Field Expectations: 25 hours in an infant/toddler classroom
  • ECE343: Teaching and Learning in Diverse Early Childhood Environments, 5QH
    Field Expectations: 25 hours in an early childhood classroom

Term 6 Courses

  • ELE470: Student Teaching, 10QH
    Field Expectations: 412.50 hours (5 full days a week and a minimum of 11 weeks (not including spring break) in the same classroom as P3

Term 6 Courses

  • SPE470: Student Teaching, 10QH
    Field Expectations: 412.50 hours (5 full days a week and a minimum of 11 weeks (not including spring break) in the same classroom as P2
  • SPE 400 Collaboration and School-Family Partnerships, 4QH
    412.50 hours (5 full days a week and a minimum of 11 weeks (not including spring break) in the same classroom as P2

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