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Field observations, practicum placements and student teaching are essential to JMU Teacher Education programs. In addition, these experiences serve as opportunities to enhance the relationship between the university and the community. Field experiences are rich in diversity to provide opportunities to work with all types of learners.  As a result, field placements are chosen on the representation of different cultures, socio-economic status, and in urban and rural locations.

Many placements are available within our local city school division and surrounding communities.  Therefore, students may be required to travel.

Practicum Information

For all practicum placements, students must submit the Practicum Information Form to the Education Support Center due by the second Friday of the semester or before the start of practicum. This form is in lieu of students paying for a background check.

Student Teaching Information
Forms for Student Teachers

Instructions and Forms for Applying to Student Teach


Information for Current Student Teachers

Observations and Assessments

NOTE: When completing the fillable PDF forms, be sure to download the form and save it to your computer. Open the document in Adobe Reader (free program available at https://get.adobe.com/reader/).

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