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

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

Accommodations during Field Experiences


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


  • 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)