Field experiences are a central component of the preparation of teachers and other school personnel, including school counselors. The Office of Teacher Education and Community Engagement (OTECE) collaborates with School of Education faculty and partners in public K-12 schools to arrange and support appropriate placements for W&M teachers and school counseling candidates.
As a reminder, students in the W&M teacher preparation programs must pass Praxis Core prior to student teaching. Teacher and school counseling candidates are responsible for complying with the policies of their respective school division placements regarding background checks and TB testing.
Additional information about field experiences can be found in the W&M Teachers Handbook for Teacher Candidate Clinical Experiences and the Internship Handbook for School Counseling. In addition, our 2018-2019 calendar contains many important dates and deadlines.