Field Experiences: Requesting Procedures

Field Experience

Early and ongoing field experiences are crucial for initial and advanced licensure preparation. The continuum of field experiences required in Liberty's program includes course-embedded 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). 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.  

Courses Requiring Field Experiences

Seek Placement for Field Experiences

Please note that Liberty only makes placement requests. It is the school's decision whether to accept or deny any placement request.


Local Placement

Contact

Placement Request

Submit the completed Local Field Request form to field@liberty.edu by Wednesday of Week One.

Once placement is confirmed through field@liberty.edu, your placement information will automatically be entered into FEM of LiveText by the Local Field Office.

Locations

Virginia (public and private)                    

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

[This list is considered to be local placements, both private and public schools in these VIRGINIA locations near LU's campus.]


External Placement

Contact

Placement For Practicum field experiences ONLY:

Complete the External Placement Request Form with your request by Wednesday of Week One. 

You must have the following information to complete this form:

  • Full Name:
  • Liberty ID:
  • Course:
  • Professor:
  • School Division and School Building #1:
  • Principal's Name and Email:
  • School Division and School Building #2:
  • Principal's Name and Email:
  • Endorsement Area
  • Placement Dates
  • Placement Needs for your Course
  • Are you Currently Employed with the County?

Locations

Alaska

  •    Anchorage Public Schools

Alabama

  •    Montgomery Public Schools
  • Department of Defense Education Activity (DODEA) Schools


Florida

  • Clay County Public Schools
  • Duval County Public Schools
  • Hillsborough County Public Schools
  • Martin County Public Schools
  • Okaloosa County School District
  • Pasco County Public Schools
  • Pinellas County Schools
  • Santa Rosa District Schools

Georgia

  • Atlanta Public Schools 
  • Cobb County School District
  • Clayton County Public 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
  • Paulding County School District
  • Savannah-Chatham Public Schools
  • Walton County Public Schools
  • Whitfield County Public Schools

Kentucky

  •  Jefferson County Public Schools

Maryland

  •  Anne Arundel County Public Schools
  •  Baltimore County Public Schools
  •  Carroll County Public Schools
  •  Montgomery County Public Schools

Missouri

  •  Lindbergh County Public Schools

North Carolina

  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools   
  • Cumberland County Public Schools
  • Davidson County Public Schools
  • Guilford County Public Schools
  • Hoke County Public Schools
  • Lee County Public Schools
  • Moore County Public Schools
  • Rockingham County Public Schools
  • Wake County Public Schools
  • Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Public Schools

Pennsylvania

  •  Fairfield Area School District
  •  South Western School District
  •  Spring Grove Area School District

South Carolina

  • Anderson School District One
  • Cherokee County Public Schools
  • Dorchester School District 2
  • Florence Public School District One
  • Greenville County Public Schools
  • Horry County Public Schools
  • Laurens County
  • Richland One Public Schools (district employees only)
  • Richland District Two
  • Rock Hill School Districts
  • York County Rock Hill School District 3 (district employees only)

Tennessee

  •  Memphis City Public Schools

Virginia

  •  Alexandria City Public Schools
  •  Amelia County Public Schools
  •  Arlington City Public Schools
  •  Bristol County Public Schools
  •  Buckingham County Public Schools
  •  Chesapeake Public Schools
  •  Chesterfield County Public Schools
  •  Fairfax County Public Schools
  •  Fauquier County Public Schools
  •  Franklin County Public Schools
  •  Frederick County Public Schools
  •  Hampton City Public Schools
  •  Hanover County Public Schools
  •  Henrico County Public Schools
  •  Henry County Public Schools
  •  Isle of Wight Public Schools
  •  Loudoun County Public Schools
  •  Martinsville County Public Schools
  •  Mecklenburg County Public Schools
  •  Montgomery County Public Schools
  •  Newport News Public Schools
  •  Norfolk County Public Schools
  •  Portsmouth Public Schools
  •  Prince George County Public Schools
  •  Prince William Public Schools
  •  Powhatan County Public Schools
  •  Richmond City Public Schools
  •  SECEP
  •  Rockingham County Public Schools
  •  Shenandoah County Public Schools
  •  Spotsylvania County Public Schools
  •  Stafford County Public Schools
  •  Suffolk County Public Schools
  •  Virginia Beach Public Schools
  •  York County Public Schools

Washington

  • Auburn Public Schools
  • North Thurston Public Schools

Other Placements

Any school system not listed above.

Contact

  • Your course professor
  • The school directly

Request Placement

Contact the school system to determine the practicum placement procedures required for that school system.

Note: Unless requested by the school system, no documentation needs to be submitted to the Local or the External Field Offices.


A Few Helpful Items:

  • Deadline for Requesting Placement:

    • Unless otherwise noted by the Local or External Field Offices, the deadline for ALL placement requests is WEDNESDAY of WEEK ONE.

  • Background and Fingerprint Check (ADB): 

    • 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:  ADB 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.
  • 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.