Field Experience and Student Teaching

student teaching.

The field experience and student teaching components of the teacher education program typically occur through a fall-spring sequence across an academic year via our Liaison School Model. Liaison schools are Western New York preK-12 schools with whom we have relationships to work collaboratively to provide intensive, mentored field experience and student teaching opportunities for our students preparing to become intellectually-curious, critically-reflective, and practically-informed educators for the profession of teaching.

For additional information about our approach to field experience and student teaching, please refer to our Clinical Experience Information Sheet and our Guide to Clinical Experiences.

Current Liaison School Sites

Early Childhood (birth-grade 2) and Childhood (grades 1-6)

Adolescence (grades 7-12)

In addition to our liaison schools, we work with a range of other schools throughout the Western New York area for additional student teaching placements. The below map highlights several districts located in Erie and Niagara counties.