Local Field Experiences

Am I responsible for setting up my own placements?

  • No, and you may NOT contact the local schools. Review requesting procedures.
  • Typically your professor for your practicum courses (eg. EDUC 226, 236, 317, 411, 436, etc.) will set up your placements. Professors will contact the Field Team if additional help is needed in securing a field placement.

What if I have questions about my placement?

  • Ask your professor first. 
  • If your professor cannot answer your question, contact field@liberty.edu

Do I need a background check to begin my placement?

  • Yes.  Liberty University School of Education requires full clearances before you may begin your first field experience.  Review clearance information. It is the candidate's responsibility to pay the fees associated with the clearances.
  • Some school systems require additional background checks. It is the candidate's responsibility to pay for any additional fees required by the assigned school system.

Am I responsible for transportation to my placement?

  • Yes, you are responsible for transportation to your placement.

What places are considered local placements?