Office of Field Services (OFS)

Office of Field Services (OFS)

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Welcome to the Office of Field Services


What We Do

The Office of Field Services (OFS) facilitates educative field experiences for students in the College of Education and Human Services and provides a resource for students in their field experiences.  Serving as the bridge between CSU students, University Affiliates, and school district personnel, OFS works to provide the best possible overall experience for students in their last few years of their education program.  The College works with a "partnership" model, through which it serves both pre-service teachers and area districts' students and teachers, by providing quality field experiences for future teachers in the classrooms of experienced mentor teachers.

News and Announcements


The Online Application will be available August 1, 2017 through September 8, 2017 for Fall 2017 Methods courses and August 1, 2017 through September 30, 2017 for Spring 2018 Practicum, Internship, Student Teaching, and Apprentice Teaching courses. 


Online Application Process

International Students:

IMPORTANT:  International students will need to receive prior-authorization from the CSU International Center before beginning any experiential activity in the schools.   You will need to contact the CSU International Center at Tel. 216-687-3910 to get your CPT information.  https://www.csuohio.edu/international/curricular-practical-training  Please note that regardless of whether it is a paid experience or not, you will still need clearance from the international office. 

Methods / Practicum / Student Teaching

All practicum and student teachers need to attend an information session and apply for thier field experiences at the start of the full semester before you plan to have the field experience.  If you are planning on a field experience in the Spring semester, you will need to apply by September 30 and if you are planning on a field experience in the Fall semester, you will need to apply by February 15.  All methods students should apply right before the start of the same semester of the experience and when the application opens (August 1 or December 1)

Application Forms Click Here

For Finger printing information Click Here
Don't forget to register on Campus Net

Information Sessions / Orientation

Important Dates:

August 24, 2017 - Orientation / Child Abuse Recognition Training

August 28, 2017 - First day for Practicum/AT/Internship/Student Teaching Interns for Fall 2017 Semester

November 7, 2017 - edTPA Submission Deadline

November 15, 2017 - Pre - Reqs Due for Spring 2017 Experiences (Late fees will be assessed satrting 11/16/17)

November 17, 2017 - Career Day

December 7, 2017 - Last day for Practicum Interns if all requirements have been met

December 8, 2017 - Last day for Student Teaching Interns if all requirements have been met

December 17, 2017 - Commencement

January 12, 2018 - Spring Orientation

January 17, 2018 - First day for Practicum/AT/Internship/Student Teaching Interns for Fall 2017 Semester

Calendars

2017 Calendar  CLICK HERE