Students are responsible for ALL information on the Office of Field Experience Level I Field Experience Website.
Teacher candidates enrolled in SPED 2301- Introduction to Special Education- will need an assignment in any setting or combination of settings that involve the teaching of special education students. These settings include Resource, Inclusion, Content Mastery, Self-Contained, and any classroom where special education students are included. INCLUSION SETTINGS ARE PREFERRED, BUT NOT REQUIRED. Students may be moved around at a campus to particular settings during their field experience. Teacher candidates are required to complete and document ten (10) hours of public school field experience required for this course.
The candidates’ role in the classroom will be passive. The candidates will not interfere with the students, teacher, or others during their visit, and will not interrupt or participate in the regular operations of the classroom or school.
Forms submitted on Tk20 (to be completed within the first few weeks of class)
- Create an Educator Preparation Program Application in Tk20
- Submit Online-Orientation Verification form on Tk20
Students should view:
- Application to Ed Prep PowerPoint and Audio
- SPED 2301 Orientation PowerPoint
- Level I Field Experience Calendar
- SPED 2301 Substitution Criteria
- SPED 2301 Documentation Log
- Online Field Experience Profile
- Tk20: Students will need to submit the aformentioned surveys on Tk20 within the first few weeks of class.
Guidelines for SPED 2301 Field Experience:
- Call campus 2-3 days in advance to confirm field experience.
- Get directions- District Links (link) and use Mapquest.com- DO NOT ASK CAMPUS.
- Arrive at your campus early with your Field Experience name badge, driver's license and Sam ID.
Missed Field Experiences:
- Student should first contact the campus to notify of cancellation and attempt to reschedule hours missed.
- Contact the graduate assistant with the Office of Field Experience to obtain a list of available sites to observe if necessary.
- Student should provide written documentation for reason of absence (doctor’s note, car repair notice, etc.) to the Office of Field Experience (TEC 212).
Please access all of the tabs on the left-hand side of this page for more detailed information.
Education students should regularly access their SHSU email account and websites for information.
Email graduate assistant Kassie Ikard or call/leave message at 936-294-1157 with any questions or concerns.