Field Services is the section of the Education Division that works to establish practicum placements for Observation and Particpation (O&P) courses and Student Teaching. Field Services ensures that the teacher candidate has on file the proper documents so that s/he may be placed in a classroom setting. Teacher candidates are required to complete a specified number of practicum hours in addition to their coursework.
The Field Services Department is devoted to placing Chaminade undergraduate and graduate students in the most beneficial practicum environments. We offer placements in both public and private schools in order to give the pre-service teacher diverse experiences.
All students enrolled in a LICENSURE program must read the Field Experiences Manual and fill out the FAQ document. Students must submit the FAQ pages within the first term of enrollment to Field Services.
Some helpful links related to Field Services, OP, and Student Teaching: