Field Placement: Field Experience

Introduction

The viewer will find important information on this site related to field placement and career planning.

Clearance Requirements

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's School Code requires that students in teacher preparation programs have current background checks. Candidates for field placement must have current clearances on file with American DataBank before entering a school building. Visit the link below for information on the required clearances.

The Field Experience Continuum

School of Education teacher preparation programs provide the student with a continuum of field experiences designed to expose the student to the art and craft of the profession and to enrich their classroom study. This progression consists of classroom observations linked to program coursework, one-day per week placement in schools, and full-time student teaching. More information on these experiences can be found at the following links.

    Program Goals & Field Experience Competencies

    School of Education (SOE) programs have specific learning outcomes embedded in their course work. Additionally, the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) has published competencies that are designed to inform the development of teacher preparation programs and the evaluation of students engaged in clinical experiences in the field. The competencies are organized under seven headings that parallel and extend the domains in Charlotte Danielson's framework for enhancing professional practice. Click below to view the SOE program outcomes and the PDE field experience and student teaching competencies.

    Academic Assistance

    PDE Standards Aligned System (SAS)
    This integrated website is helpful in designing lesson plans aligned with state standards and performance assessments.
    https://www.pdesas.org/

    American Psychological Association (APA) Style

    The University library has a link to the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Academic Writer.  Academic Writer is APA’s authoritative solution offering students a complete digital environment for writing academic papers.  Click on the link below to access the site.
    https://academicwriter-apa-org.holyfamily.idm.oclc.org/

    Holy Family University Library
    The library has a wealth of resources available to the student. Visit the library website for details.
    https://www.holyfamily.edu/current-students/student-resources/library

    Holy Family University Center for Academic Enhancement (CAE)
    The Center for Academic Enhancement (CAE) offers a variety of services to students to assist them with their learning needs. For more information, visit their website.
    https://www.holyfamily.edu/current-students/student-resources/center-for-academic-enhancement

    Professional Membership

    Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA)
    This organization offers a student membership at minimum cost. The advantages to membership are numerous, among which is liability insurance. Visit the following link for more information.
    https://www.psea.org/about-psea/how-to-join/student-registration?coll_id=58

    New Jersey Education Association (NJEA)
    This organization offers a student membership at minimum cost. The advantages to membership are numerous, among which is liability insurance. Visit the following link for more information.
    www.njea.org/membership/pre-service

    Certification

    Teacher Certification in Pennsylvania
    Information on teacher certification in Pennsylvania can be found at the following site.
    https://www.education.pa.gov/Educators/Certification/CertTestingRequirements/Pages/default.aspx

    Teacher Certification in New Jersey
    Information on teacher certification in New Jersey can be found at the following site.
    https://www.state.nj.us/education/license/

    Testing Requirements for Teacher Certification in Pennsylvania
    This website contains useful information on PDE testing requirements for teacher certification.
    https://www.education.pa.gov/Educators/Certification/CertTestingRequirements/Pages/default.aspx

    Pennsylvania Teacher Information Management System (TIMS)
    Candidates for teacher certification must process applications online using TIMS.
    http://www.teachercertification.pa.gov/Screens/wfSearchEducators.aspx

    Career Planning

    Holy Family University Careers Center
    This site offers valuable assistance in career planning and related services.
    https://www.holyfamily.edu/current-students/student-resources/career-center

    Pennsylvania REAPPennsylvania
    REAP is a free service designed to help educators find new and exciting teaching jobs in Pennsylvania.
    www.pareap.net

    NJ SchoolJobs.com
    NJSchoolJobs.com is owned and operated by New Jersey educators with vast experience in New Jersey's schools. Development of the site began in July 1999 and launched in late September of 1999. NJSchoolJobs.com serves hundreds of schools/districts throughout New Jersey.
    www.njschooljobs.com