Field Experiences and Certification

The Field Experiences Office oversees the Professional Development Sequence (PDS) that encompasses all the professional development courses and on-site training that lead to teacher certification

Students apply during the long semester prior to entering the program, the length of which varies by certification program.

  • EC-6 ESL Generalist students may apply for summer, fall, and spring entry.
  • EC-6 Bilingual Generalist students may apply only for fall and spring entry.
  • Special Education or Fine Arts (Music, Theatre Studies, Dance Studies) students may apply for fall entry only.
  • Physical Education and Fine Arts (Visual Arts) students may apply for spring entry only.

The PDS application runs February 1 to March 1 for summer and fall entry and September 1 to October 1 for spring entry.