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“Marywood University provided me with a strong, well-rounded education, that helped prepare me for life both in and out of the classroom. I will forever cherish the memories and friends that I made, and am truly grateful for all of the opportunities I had during my time at Marywood.”

-Elizabeth Dessoye

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Field experience is a required component of Marywood's education programs. It provides teaching candidates with first-hand experience in the real world of classroom teaching.

Teaching candidates are required to participate in a field placement (urban, suburban, or rural) every semester from freshman through senior year.

Prior to the student teaching semester, candidates participate in an intensive, supervised "block" practicum. This block is three to five full-days for a minimum of one semester. Candidates are able to apply methods course work directly to practical application in the classroom. 

Candidates must accumulate at least 190 field hours before student teaching. This includes a minimum of 12 weeks of pre-student teaching.

No student is allowed to complete a field placement without all current clearances on file in the Field Office.