SAFE: Field Experience
During the professional education common-core coursework, teacher education candidates are required to observe and teach in selected classrooms, interview teachers and reflect on lessons taught. Learning about effective teaching, developing professional dispositions and participating in field-based experiences provide candidates the opportunity to work directly with practitioners and school students at varying grade and developmental levels.
Field experiences begin during the teacher education candidate's sophomore and/or junior year, continue throughout the program and culminate with the student teaching experience. Teacher education candidates must have diverse placements for their field experiences. Candidates will be placed in schools identified as Network of Professional Schools sites (NPS).
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Background Checks, Handbooks & Liability Insurance
All students are to contact the school you are assigned to before starting your field experience. You should have your Ole Miss ID with you when you enter the building. If you do not have an assignment or have a question about your assignment email the SAFE office: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Updated placement lists are posted below, when available:
- No placement lists are currently available.
School Contact Information (K-12 Schools)
Teacher Assistants Option
In order to ease the transition of paraprofessionals from assistants to certified teachers, the School of Education at the University of Mississippi offers evening classes and field experience placements that better accommodate the paraprofessional. To learn more about this option and guidelines to qualify, visit the TA Option page or contact:
Dr. Nichelle C. Boyd
Phone: (662) 393-9290