Field Experiences: Requesting Procedures

Field Experience Overview

Early and ongoing field experiences are crucial for initial and advanced licensure preparation. The continuum of field experiences required in Liberty's program includes practicums in preK-12 settings and culminates in either student teaching or internship during the final semester. Field experiences are course-embedded requirements for designated courses in each program. Field experiences must include a variety of settings appropriate to the endorsement: multiple grade levels and interaction with diverse students (e.g., minority, at-risk and exceptional students) to fulfill the requirements of the Field Experience Summary.

Documentation of field experiences for each candidate is maintained by the candidate and a cumulative field log is submitted to the Liberty University's School of Education upon completion of the licensure program.  As part of the documentation process, candidates may be required to collect picture or video evidences of their field experiences.  Candidates should obtain both school and parent/guardian permission before taking pictures or video of the classroom or students using the School of Education Video/Photo Release Form.  Candidates should work with the assigned classroom teacher/administrator to determine the best approach for distributing and collecting signed copies of this form.

Courses Requiring Field Experience

Seeking Placement for Field Experiences

  1. Request: Please note that Liberty only makes placement requests. It is the school's decision whether to accept or deny any placement request.
  2. FEM: Once the placement has been requested and approved via the outlined requesting procedures, students should proceed to submit their placement details to LiveText FEM. Note: LiveText FEM is not considered a placement request.

Local (Central Virginia area) Placement


Placement Request

  • Students requesting Local Placement should NOT contact the schools directly.
  • Submit the completed Local Field Request form to by Wednesday of Week One.
  • Once placement is confirmed through, your placement information will automatically be entered into FEM of LiveText by the Local Field Office.


Central Virginia (public and private school systems)            

  • Amherst County
  • Appomattox County
  • Bedford County
  • Botetourt County
  • Campbell County
  • Danville City
  • Lynchburg City
  • Nelson County
  • Pittsylvania County
  • Roanoke City
  • Roanoke County
  • Salem City


External Placement


Placement For Practicum Field Experiences ONLY:

  • Step One: Review the list of school districts below.
  • Step Two: Request placement:
    • If your preferred district is not listed below, you may reach out to the school directly to request a placement and proceed to Step Five once you have received approval from the school.
    • If your preferred district is listed below, you are not permitted to contact the district. Submit the External Placement Request Form with your request by Wednesday of Week One of the course for which you are requesting placement.
  • Step Three: The External Placement Office will reach out to your preferred district with your request. You will be notified when your request is sent.
  • Step Four: The External Placement Office will contact you when a response from your preferred district is received.
  • Step Five: Fill out the Field Experience Module form to have your placement data uploaded to Livetext.

Please do not contact any school districts listed below. These districts have requested university-only contact. To request a practicum placement in one of these districts, submit the External Placement Request Form. To request a student teaching or internship placement in one of these districts, simply list the district name and preferred school names on the Placement Request Form in the Gate 3 application.

If your preferred district is not listed below, you may make contact with them in regards to placement.


Department of Defense Education Activity (DODEA) Schools

  • All DODEA Schools


  •  Anchorage Public Schools


  •  Montgomery Public Schools


  • Dysart Unified School District No. 89


  • Hemet Unified School District*
  • Morongo Unified School District


  • Douglas County School District
  • St. Vrain Valley School District


  • Norwalk Public Schools


  • Brandywine School District
  • Red Clay Consolidated School District


  • Clay County Public Schools
  • Collier County School District
  • Duval County Public Schools*
  • Hillsborough County Public Schools
  • Leon County Schools
  • Martin County Public Schools
  • Nassau County School District
  • Okaloosa County School District*
  • Pamlico County Schools
  • Pasco County Schools*
  • Pinellas County Schools*
  • Santa Rosa District Schools
  • Sarasota County Schools
  • Volusia County Schools


  • Atlanta Public Schools*
  • Barrow County Schools
  • Bibb County School District
  • Camden County Schools
  • Carnesville FUTURES Program
  • Carroll County Schools
  • Cherokee County Schools
  • Clayton County Public Schools
  • Cobb County School District
  • Commerce City Schools
  • Coweta County Public Schools
  • Dekalb County Public Schools
  • Forsyth County Public Schools
  • Fulton County Public Schools*
  • Gwinnett County Public Schools
  • Henry County Public Schools
  • Laurens County Schools
  • Liberty County School System
  • Marietta City Schools
  • Paulding County School District
  • Porter Academy
  • Rockdale County Public Schools
  • Savannah-Chatham Public Schools
  • Walton County School District*
  • Whitfield County Public Schools


  • Community Consolidated School District 180
  • Chicago Public Schools
  • Elim Christian School
  • Indian Prairie School District 204


  • Hamilton Southeastern School District


  • Geary County Schools


  • All public schools.


  • Allegany County Public Schools*
  • Anne Arundel County Public Schools
  • Baltimore County Public Schools*
  • Calvert County Public Schools
  • Carroll County Public Schools
  • Cecil County Public Schools
  • Charles County Public Schools
  • Harford County Public Schools
  • Howard County Public Schools*
  • Frederick County Public Schools
  • Kennedy Krieger Institute
  • Montgomery County Public Schools
  • Prince George’s County Public Schools
  • Saint Mary’s County Public Schools
  • Washington County Public Schools


  • Northville Public Schools
  • Southfield Public Schools


  • Lindbergh County Public Schools
  • Waynesville R-VI School District


  • Clark County School District

New Mexico

  • Albuquerque Public Schools

New Jersey

  • Nutley Public School District

New York

  • Patchogue-Medford School District
  • Sachem School District*

North Carolina

  • Alexander County Schools
  • Brunswick County Schools
  • Cabarrus County Schools
  • Carteret County Schools
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
  • Cumberland County Public Schools
  • Dare County Schools
  • Davidson County Public Schools
  • Gaston County Schools
  • Guilford County Public Schools
  • Harnett County Schools
  • Hoke County Public Schools
  • Lee County Public Schools
  • Moore County Public Schools
  • Onslow County Schools*
  • Orange County Schools
  • Person County Schools
  • Pitt County Schools
  • Randolph County Schools
  • Robeson County Public Schools
  • Rockingham County Public Schools
  • Stokes County Schools
  • Union County Public Schools
  • Wake County Public Schools
  • Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Public Schools      

North Dakota

  • Bismarck Public Schools


  • Columbus City Schools
  • Green Local Schools
  • Medina City School District
  • Pickerington Local Schools


  • Estacada School District
  • Oregon City School District*


  • Altoona Area School District*
  • Dover Area School District
  • Downingtown Area School District
  • Fairfield Area School District
  • Mars Area School District*
  • Mechanicsburg Area School District
  • North Allegheny School District
  • South Western School District
  • Spring Grove Area School District

Rhode Island

  • All public schools

South Carolina

  • Abbeville County School District
  • Aiken County Public School District
  • Anderson School District One
  • Beaufort County School District
  • Charleston County School District
  • Cherokee County Public Schools
  • Dorchester School District 2
  • Einstein Learning Center
  • Fairfield County School District
  • Florence Public School District One
  • Greenville County Public Schools
  • Horry County Public Schools
  • Lancaster County School District
  • Laurens County School District
  • Lexington School District One
  • Lexington School District Two
  • Lexington-Richland School District Five*
  • Newberry County Schools
  • Richland School District Two
  • Rock Hill School Districts
  • Spartanburg School Districts
  • York County Rock Hill School District 3 (district employees only)

South Dakota

  • Douglass School District


  • Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District


  • Arlington Community Schools
  • Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Schools
  • Giles County Public Schools
  • Hamilton County School District*
  • Knox County Schools
  • Kingsport City Schools
  • Memphis City/Shelby County Public Schools
  • Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools


  • Davis School District


  • Albemarle County Public Schools
  • Alexandria City Public Schools
  • Alleghany County Public Schools
  • Amelia County Public Schools
  • Arlington City Public Schools
  • Botetourt County Public Schools
  • Bristol County Public Schools
  • Buckingham County Public Schools
  • Chesapeake Public Schools
  • Chesterfield County Public Schools
  • Colonial Heights Public Schools
  • Culpeper County Public Schools
  • Fairfax County Public Schools
  • Falls Church City Public Schools
  • Fauquier County Public Schools
  • Franklin County Public Schools
  • Frederick County Public Schools
  • Halifax County Public Schools
  • Hampton City Public Schools
  • Hanover County Public Schools
  • Henrico County Public Schools
  • Henry County Public Schools
  • Isle of Wight Public Schools
  • John G. Wood Elementary School
  • King George County Schools
  • Loudoun County Public Schools
  • Martinsville County Public Schools
  • Mecklenburg County Public Schools
  • Montgomery County Public Schools
  • New Kent County Public Schools
  • Newport News Public Schools
  • Norfolk County Public Schools
  • Portsmouth Public Schools
  • Prince Edward County Public Schools
  • Prince George County Public Schools
  • Prince William Public Schools
  • Powhatan County Public Schools
  • Richmond City Public Schools
  • Rockbridge County Public Schools
  • Rockingham County Public Schools
  • Shenandoah County Public Schools
  • Spotsylvania County Public Schools
  • Stafford County Public Schools
  • Suffolk County Public Schools
  • Virginia Beach Public Schools
  • Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools
  • York County Public Schools


  • Auburn Public Schools
  • North Thurston Public Schools

West Virginia

  • Berkeley County Schools
  • Greenbrier County Schools
  • Hampshire County Schools
  • Mercer County Schools


  • York Region School District; Ontario, Canada

*Districts That DO NOT Provide Placements

  • Hemet Unified School District, Calif.
  • Duval County Public Schools, Fla.
  • Okaloosa County School District, Fla.
  • Pasco County Schools, Fla.
  • Pinellas County Schools, Fla.
  • Atlanta Public Schools, Ga.
  • Fulton County Public Schools, Ga.
  • Walton County School District, Ga.
  • Jefferson County Public Schools, Ky.
  • Allegany County Public Schools, Md.
  • Baltimore County Public Schools, Md.
  • Howard County Public Schools, Md.
  • Nutley Public School District, N.J.
  • Sachem School District, N.Y.
  • Onslow County Schools, N.C.
  • Oregon City School District, Ore.
  • Altoona Area School District, Pa.
  • Mars Area School District, Pa.
  • Lexington-Richland School District Five, S.C.
  • Hamilton County School District, Tenn.
  • Richland County School District, S.C.


Information for Candidates

Background and Fingerprint Check

  • This is a requirement for all students, whether or not you are a current school employee. Please see this link for additional information regarding this requirement: Background and Fingerprint Check

School Administration Candidates Only

  • If you are already employed as a teacher, discuss with your building administrator and/or district office about the need for you to complete field experiences. Many districts will permit teachers under their employment to serve on leadership teams, to volunteer for school improvement projects, etc., without requiring a placement request through the university. If this is so, you may forgo the placement request process for course-embedded practicums. Please note that some school systems may still require you to submit a formal request through the university. If this is the case, you will need to follow the appropriate procedures as stated above. **ALL Local candidates MUST follow the above procedures for Local placement!**

Non-licensure Candidates

  • Please understand that in some cases, the field offices are limited to the number of placements that are available for non-licensure candidates. In one of these instances, you will be encouraged to pursue placement through a different school system or through a community setting.