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 December 1, 2017 through February 1, 2018 for Spring 2018 Methods courses and December 1, 2017 through February 15, 2018 for Fall 2018 Practicum, Internship, Student Teaching, and Apprentice Teaching courses. 


Fellowship Program

Important Note:  The Fellowship Application Deadline For Fall 2018 has been extended until March 4, 2018!! 

For those eligible for practicum/internship I/Apprentice Teaching I in Fall 2018, you may apply for a position in the  Cleveland Teaching Fellowship (CTF). Eligible undergraduate or post-baccalaureate students in the College of Education must be in good academic standing, meet all academic and non-academic requirements, have demonstrated financial need, and a commitment to urban education. This full year academic program includes a year-long placement in CMSD, professional development opportunities, program meetings and grant funding. 

Submit completed application including Spring 18 schedule with additional work times, resume and statement) to Education Student Services Center (JH 170,, 216-687-4583) by midnight, February, 4, 2018.

Please contact the Education Student Services Center, 216-687-4625 with additional questions.

Click here for the link to the application for Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 due on February 4, 2018!


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.  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, internship, apprentice teaching, 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)

****Please note that we experiencing short intermittent outages with the application so if you are having difficulty accessing the application please try back in an hour or contact Annamarie Crell at****

Application Forms Click Here 

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

Information Sessions

Important Dates:

January 11, 2018 - Orientation / Child Abuse Recognition Training

January 16, 2018 - First day for Practicum/AT/Internship/Student Teaching Interns for Fall 2017 Semester

April 10, 2018 - edTPA Submission Deadline

May 1, 2018 - Pre - Reqs Due for Fall 2018 Experiences (Late fees will be assessed satrting 05/02/18)

April 19, 2018 - Career Day

May 4, 2018 - Last day for Practicum Interns if all requirements have been met

May 4, 2018 - Last day for Student Teaching Interns if all requirements have been met

May 12, 2018 - Commencement



2018 Calendar  CLICK HERE