Teacher Education

Educator Preparation

Field Experiences

The Teacher Education Program at Western Illinois University is focused on the training of future educators for the "real world" in Pre-K-12 schools.

Students engage in pre-student teaching field experiences at (Pre-K-12) partnering schools for a portion of the school day while also attending classes on the WIU campus. During these experiences, candidates have the opportunity to observe, tutor, teach and immerse themselves in the Pre-K-12 environment prior to student teaching.

Field Experiences:

All Majors

  • EDS 202 - Requires a Diversity Field Visit
  • SPED 210

Agriculture Education

  • AGED 131, 330, 331, EDUC 439

Elementary Education

  • C&I 170, 270, 370, 371, 470

Early Childhood Education

  • ECH 380, 381, 480

Middle Level Education

  • C&I 170, C&I 270, 370, 470

Secondary Education (English, History-Social Studies, Math, All Sciences)

  • EDS 303, EDS 304, EDUC 439
  • Bio 281 - for all Science Education programs

Pre-K-12 Education

Art Education

  • ARTE 360, ARTE 411, ARTE 437, EDUC 439

Music Education

Physical Education

  • KIN 365, 369, 393, 461, EDUC 439

Special Education

  • SPED 280, 430, 445, 460

Prior to any field work in schools/agencies, the National Sex Offender, the Illinois Methamphetamine Manufacturer, and the Illinois State Police Child Murderer and Violent Offender Against Youth registries will be checked by the candidates education advisor. *In addition, candidates may also need to supply a Fingerprint criminal background investigation report to each individual school district prior to any field work. Candidates may be prohibited from completing field work if a registry check or background investigations disclose arrests and/or convictions deemed problematic. Information may be obtained in Horrabin Hall 40; questions may be directed to the Licensure Officer; 309-298-2117. (NOTE: Federal Law requires candidates to submit a Fingerprint background investigation report to school distrcits prior to student teaching.)

 Contact Us

If you have questions relating to field experiences, contact:

Lisa Litchfield
Coordinator University Field and Student Clinical Experiences
Horrabin Hall 40
(Office) 309-298-2117

 Macomb School Faculty Form