Field Experiences

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are changing our field experience requirements. At this time, we plan for licensure students enrolled in ED 290 and ED 330 to complete their field experiences as usual. Students will be expected to follow all safety protocols outlined both by St. Olaf and by their schools, including monitoring their health each day before leaving campus, wearing masks at all times, and washing hands frequently.  However, to limit the number of volunteers we send into schools, students in all other Education courses will not have field experiences in the fall.

Students enrolled in the following courses: ED 170, ED 246, ED 260, ED 270, ED 290, ED 330, ED 374, ED 378, ED 379, and several methods courses are required to complete a field experience. These experiences are integral components to the St. Olaf College Teacher Education Program and provide an opportunity to apply educational theory to real-world settings. Students are required to complete a minimum of 120 hours of field experience, 60 hours of which must be in a diverse setting.