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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: http://www.ride.ri.gov/educatorquality/docs/general_documents/pdf/ripts%
  • Are guided in their development by expert full-time and adjunct faculty Clinical Supervisors and highly effective Cooperating Teachers 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 (FEO) is located on the second floor of the University Library. The FEO is open from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday through Friday. The staff of the FEO arranges field placements for course work, assigns Practicum and Student Teaching placements and coordinates school and district partnerships.

FEO Staff:

Sheila McGraw is the Director of Partnerships and Field Experiences
Sheila may be reached at 401-254-3002 or smcgraw@rwu.edu

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 Cooperating Teachers. Lee Ann can be reached at 401-254-5635 or lcameron@rwu.edu