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Online Student Field Experience Instructions

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First and foremost, you must log onto CE-6 (old Web-CT) to begin your online course. 

If you need assistance logging on, follow this link to distance learning on the HCC website for instructions, or contact your instructor.

As you are aware from the course description in the HCC Schedule of Classes, both EDUC-200 and EDUC-260 require a 15-hour Field Experience to pass each course

SUBMISSION OPTIONS
As an online student, we ask that you
print and complete the FIELD EXPERIENCE PLACEMENT FORMS.  Return forms 1-4 within two days of the class start date in one of the following four ways. See below:

  1. Scan forms 1-3 and e-mail them to your instructor. Keep in mind, Form 4, the Criminal History Disclosure Statement, must be notarized and either mailed or dropped off.

  2. By mail to your instructor at the following address:
    Howard Community College
    Department of Teacher Education/ST-149
    10901 Little Patuxent Parkway
    Columbia, MD  21044

  3. Drop-off:
    Students on campus after they have had their Criminal History Disclosure Statement notarized may also choose to drop off their Field Experience Forms at the Social Sciences Division Office in ST-149, to the attention of your instructor. This office is open Monday - Thursday from 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM, and Friday from 9:00 AM – 5 PM.

  4. By Fax:
    Finally, students may FAX completed Forms 1-3 to the instructor's, Howard Community College, Teacher Education Department, FAX number 443-518-4494. Keep in mind, Form 4, the Criminal History Disclosure Statement, must be notarized and either mailed or dropped off.

REQUIREMENTS
Please follow these specific directions for completing the Field Experience Forms:

1a.

Application for Field Experience Placement
You need to complete Part I – Student Information. For EDUC-200 students, please request an Elementary, Middle or High School Special Education placement in the Grade Level section in your order of preference. For EDUC-260 students, you can request a grade or content area (ex. Secondary Math) in your order of preference. Please be specific on days and times available for observation.  Mail, drop-off or fax, or e-mail the Application for Field Experience Placement form to your instructor at HCC.  Make a copy of this and all of the required forms to keep for yourself.

1b.

If you currently work in a K-12 school, you can arrange to do your 15-hour placement at your school. However, you must have a school administrator sign the Placement in School of Employment Letter agreeing to this, and mail, drop off, fax or e-mail it to your instructor at HCC within the first week of class.

2. & 3.

Professional Behavior Agreement and Confidentiality Agreement
Sign each of these forms and mail, drop off, fax or e-mail them to your instructor at HCC.

4.

Criminal History Disclosure Statement
You MUST complete the Criminal History Disclosure Statement Form and return it to HCC before observations can occur. This form must be notarized.  The Welcome and Information Desk in the Student Services Building has notaries available to notarize the form free-of-charge when you present your current HCC student ID card, along with a valid driver’s license or DMV photo I.D. card.

5.

Teacher Education Field Experience Student Emergency Card
You must also complete the Emergency Card, and give it to the School Secretary on your first 
field experience visit.

6.

Field Experience Documentation Form
Your 15-hours of required field experience must be recorded on this form.  Print the form out
and take it to your placement school each time you visit.  Have the cooperating teacher sign it each time you observe.  When your 15-hours have been completed, mail it to your instructor at Howard Community College, Teacher Education Department/ST-149, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD  21044, or drop it off in the Division Office, ST-149.  Your instructor will let you know the date by which your field experience must be completed.  Failure to turn in this form will prevent you from passing the course.

This observation is a very important requirement of your course, so please complete the Field Experience Forms by the requested date. This will ensure that your placement will be assigned and e-mailed to you promptly. I hope that your 15-hour field experience is interesting and educational. Your online instructor will e-mail you your placement and directions to your partnership school approximately four weeks after your forms are received.

Have a great semester!

FORMS
All the necessary forms, described above, are listed in the following table and are available for you to download and print:

Field Experience Form Checklist:

FORMS

WHERE TO SEND

HOW TO
SEND

NEED
NOTARIZED?

DONE

1a.

Application for Field Experience Placement

Your Instructor,
HCC

Mail, drop-off in ST-149, fax,
OR e-mail

No

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1b.

Placement in K-12 School of Employment Letter

(OPTIONAL – for students already employed in schools)

Your Instructor,
HCC

Mail, drop-off in ST-149, fax,
OR e-mail

No, but school administrator signature required

_

2. & 3.

Professional Behavior Agreement

Confidentiality
Agreement

Your Instructor,
HCC

Mail, drop-off in ST-149, fax,
OR e-mail

No

_

4.

Criminal History Disclosure Statement

Your Instructor,
HCC

Mail, drop-off in ST-149, fax,
OR e-mail

Yes

_

5.

Student Emergency Card

Secretary at  Placement School

Bring on
first visit

No

_

6.

Field Experience Documentation Form

Keep until end of  Field Experience,  then send to HCC  instructor

Bring to
placement school each visit, then mail or drop-off in ST-149 when complete

No, but signatures from cooperating teacher required

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