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Field Experiences

Field experience is an integral part of the curriculum in all of RWU's School of Education programs.Through it, prospective educators in the School of Education at Roger Williams University:

  • Gain experience and proficiency teaching academically, culturally, linguistically, and socioeconomically diverse students through a range of field experiences in urban, urban-ring, and suburban placements.
  • Have ongoing opportunities through field experiences to integrate subject matter and pedagogical knowledge into teaching practice.
  • Perform field work in schools and classrooms that are consistent with the Rhode Island Professional Teaching Standards:
  • Are guided in their development by expert full-time and adjunct faculty Clinical Educators and highly effective School-based Clinical Educators during Practicum and Student Teaching.

Learn more about what you can expect during your field experiences, or how to sign up for one through the many helpful links below:

Forms & Resources

Contact Information

The Field Experiences Office is located on the ground floor of the Law School within the School of Education Office Suite: Office 75 and Office 76. The Field Experiences Office is open from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday through Friday. The staff of the Field Experiences Office develops partnerships with school districts that enable students to complete site-based course work during the freshman through junior years, culminating in Practicum and Student Teaching during their senior year. 

Field Experiences Office Personnel:

Sheila McGraw is the Director of Partnerships and Field Experiences.  Dr. McGraw develops partnerships with districts and schools to achieve mutually beneficial experiences for the district schools and RWU education students completing a degree leading to teacher certification.  Sheila may be reached at 401-254-3002,, or by visiting Office 76.

Lee Ann Cameron is the Coordinator of Field Experiences. Lee Ann works with prospective educators to coordinate placements in K-12 schools. She manages agreements with districts, schools, and Clinical Educators. Lee Ann may be reached at 401-254-5635,, or by visiting Office 75.