Office of Certification and Field Experience | Troy University

Office of Certification and Field Experience

Field Experience Section

Students will be placed in the surrounding systems that have a partnership with Troy University. The placements will be assigned by the Office of Certification and Field Experience, unless otherwise notified by the instructor of record. If the instructor of the course already has placements for the students in the class, the instructor will notify the Office of Certification of the school, teacher, subject/grade and the teachers email contact information.

Only under extenuating circumstances will a student request for a specific area be considered. Please contact Ms. Becky Faulkner's office for an appointment.

You MUST have LiveText account to be placed in the K-12 school!

Once you have been placed with a P-12 teacher, it is your responsibility to contact the teacher, via email, to schedule field experience times that benefit all stakeholders. You are expected to spend as much time with the assigned teacher as possible. The minimum hours in any education course is ten hours. Some courses may require more. It is recommended however, that you approach the teacher with a partnership mentality and agree to work with the P-12 teacher for the entire length of placement. This will ultimately assist you in becoming the best possible teacher.

All students who are currently pursuing a degree in education need to understand that extensive experience within the school setting is part of the program requirements. The specifics are provided in the handbook below.

  • TEP Field Experience Handbook
  • Field Experience Observation Form (Phenix City Only)
  • Tracking Forms

Please fill out the Field Experience Acknowledgement Form and submit the form in LiveText on your dashboard "TEP Admission Paperwork", under the tab "TEP Agreement Form"

Field Experience Acknowledgement Form

FEM Information

All placements are made through FEM in LiveText. On the dashboard in LiveText, the first tab is labeled "Field Experiences", click on the tab. Click on the button that says, "View Placement Details", this is where you enter the Demographic Information of your class and enter your Time Log. This MUST be done. Within the Time Log, include the activity and additional information.

Within the placement in FEM, there is a box in the center of the page that is labeled "Attachments." The student is required to attach key assessments and supporting documents here and these documents will be visible to the mentor and supervisor.

Video Guides

  • Introduction to LiveText FEM
  • Intern/Field Placement FEM guide
  • Faculty FEM guide
  • Mentor Teachers guide
  • FEM Placements

Internship Section

You are now at the part of your educational experience that will allow you to impact future generations. You are at the internship portion of your education and below is some information that you will need to read, explore and understand before you begin the semester. Pre-internship meetings are held one year before a planned internship.

  • Guide to Internship
  • Autobiography Instructions

Fill out the application for internship. See your campus internship coordinator for deadlines.

  • Internship Application

Courtesy Placements are considered only for cases in which extenuating circumstances will not allow a candidate to intern in the Troy University service area. This would include a mandatory change of a spouses’ employment location, a military transfer, or documented medical reasons. Each courtesy placement request is reviewed on an individual basis. Courtesy placements are not simply made due to the fact that a candidate wants to move home during internship for financial reasons. A GPA of 3.2 for anyone requesting a courtesy placement is desired. A courtesy placement could result in Candidates being responsible for securing their own placement and obtaining their own university supervisor, following University guidelines.

  • Courtesy Placement Request Form

The Internship Handbook contains pertinent information for the teacher candidate, cooperating teacher and the university supervisor. Feel free to use the handbook which includes observation form information used during the internship.

  • Internship Handbook
  • TEP Personal Information Form
  • Security Clearance Update Form
  • Checklist for Internship(s) Notebooks
  • Internship Dress Code

Fill out the Acknowledgement Form and take it with you when you attend the pre-internship meetings.

  • Internship Acknowledgement Form

Pre-Internship Meeting Dates

Pre-Internship Meeting Date

Dates are sent out through the Canvas group. 
**You MUST attend one of these meetings to be eligible for internship. If you do not attend this mandatory meeting, your internship WILL be postponed.**

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