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Community Outreach and Field Placement Services Mission

The primary mission of the Community Outreach and Field Placement (COFPS) Services is to provide a high quality field experience program for teacher education candidates in all education majors. The COFPS Office provides support and opportunities for diverse experiences, including schools based in urban, suburban, rural and international settings. The Office also identifies financial and other support to assist candidates through their internship and student teaching experiences, supplements information dissemination efforts while in the field community and on campus, provides a range of outreach services to support enrollment, retention, and graduation, follows up on leads to assist in the establishment of alternative route cohorts and administers the Field Based Teacher Internship Program. The table below shows the number of student teachers by academic term during spring and fall 2013. A total of 74 students teachers were placed at field sites during the period.

Semester Teacher Candidates Placed
Spring 2013 44
Fall 2013 30
Total 74

 Student Teacher Induction Ceremony

student Teacher Induction Fall 2011

COFPS mission is to provide community outreach services that:

  1. Facilitate establishing partnerships with school districts that may lead to school reform projects and alternative certification pathways, among other initiatives.
  2. Support opportunities for diverse experiences, including schools based in urban, suburban, rural and international settings; and
  3. Identify financial and other support to assist candidates through their internship and student teaching experiences. COFPS staff supplements information dissemination efforts while in the field community and on campus.
  4. Provide a range of outreach services to support enrollment, retention, and graduation activities.