Office of Clinical Experiences (OCE)

Teaching in the Mobile Science Lab - Science Express

Field Experiences

The following field experiences are supported by our office. Check with us in the Education Building, Office B120, with any questions regarding these experiences.

How do I obtain Professional Liability Insurance?

You must provide proof of Professional Liability Insurance to OCE

  1. Apply online www.educationminnesota.org:
    ("Student Members" > "Join or renew your membership today" > "Apply online").
    • Forward the confirmation page via email to OCE
      or
    • OCE needs a copy of your application to Education Minnesota and check made out to them.

    OR
  2. Provide copy of homeowner's policy with professional liability coverage highlighted.

Accommodations during Field Experiences

Responsibilities:

Teacher Candidates (TC)

  • Inform Student Accessibility Services: going into the field for field experience/student teaching
  • Inform OCE if accommodations are needed due to a disability
  • Make sure personal support system is in place for Field/ST if accommodations are needed
  • When start in placement, discuss accommodation needs with cooperating teacher and others as appropriate

Department

  • Advisors and course instructors: Refer students to Student Accessibility Services for consultation
  • Be upfront about competency expectations in the field
  • Discuss with students how they will accomplish these competencies

Student Accessibility Services

  • Ask students to inform OCE about accommodations needed
  • Assist in self advocacy/disclosure
  • Create form for students: Define field component and state what accommodations needed;
    Send above information to:
    • Course Instructor/university supervisor
    • OCE
  • Current form sent to Instructor/university supervisor:  Add to "additional information" section: 'Accommodations needed in field…, etc.'

Office of Clinical Experience (OCE)

  • Inform Student Accessibility Services that student is requesting accommodations
  • Inform school site of requested accommodations (after receiving written permission from TC)
  • Inform University Supervisor as the faculty of record
  • Keep Student Accessibility Services up to date on all field and ST course #

Download: Accommodations for Field Experience and Student Teaching (pdf)