Each semester, Secondary Education majors participate in a weekly field placement as part of their pre-student teaching experience. The Administrative Director of Education Field Placements coordinates student placement in Philadelphia-area middle and high schools. Placement site opportunities are established each year. Some sites are within walking distance from campus, while others require public or private transportation.
The Field Placement Experience is a great way to make sure that Secondary Education majors really want to be secondary-level teachers. It is an opportunity to provide a wide range of hands-on experiences from the very beginning so that each student has multiple and varied opportunities to connect theory to practice in the classroom.