Introductory Field Experience

The Introductory Field Experience is a 30-hour practicum that is completed at the beginning of the residential undergraduate program. An overview of expectations and field placement requesting procedures is provided in EDUC 125.  The 30-hour practicum is a requirement of Gate 2.


Candidates who wish to complete the Introductory Field Experience (30-hour practicum) associated with the Undergraduate Gate 2 application should follow these guidelines:

  • Attend the presentation in EDUC 125 where an explanation of the practicum is given.
  • Begin the appropriate SOE Background/Fingerprint/Child Abuse clearances.
  • Review placement procedures.
    • Candidates choosing to complete a local placement will be placed at select school sites through a partnership program. Candidates will be responsible for placement sign-up during the time frame addressed in class.
    • Candidates choosing to complete an external placement must carefully review the placement procedures. Requests should be submitted early in the semester.
  • Purchase a red Liberty University School of Education lanyard badge to be used for all field experiences throughout the teacher candidate’s program. The badge can be purchased at the front desk in the School of Education for $5.00.
  • Paperwork to be completed: