Introduction

Field experiences are a part of the education program.

All undergraduate candidates are required to complete 200 hours of early field work prior to your student teaching semester. These placements have specific requirements, and you will be working closely with your professors and advisors to make sure you are completing the required field work.

All undergraduate candidates will complete hours both in a classroom and in other school settings, depending on the requirements of the education program.

All undergraduate candidates are required to document field experiences.

  • Check with your advisor for details about the specific field experience requirements associated with your program.
  • Check with your course instructors for details about the specific field experience requirements for education courses.

Once you have done these things, follow the steps below to arrange, perform, and report on your field experiences.

Field Experience Procedures

Please follow these steps:

Step 1: Request an Early Field Placement

After submitting the Preliminary Early Field Placement Request Form (green sheet) to your course instructor, assignments will be made through the field placement coordinator.  Assignments will be posted on the bulletin board outside Education office #138.

Step 2: Print Forms for Collection

While you are in the field, you will need to collect detailed information about each experience. If you have not already received a Field Placement Packet download the forms and print copies to take with you.

Field Experience Log Sheet
Field Placement Evaluation
Student Evaluation of Field Experience

(Note: Make sure you collect all of the data indicated on the forms for each experience.) The systems below will not accept partially complete experiences. Also, if your experience spans multiple class periods, each period should be treated as a separate experience.)

Step 3: Enter the field experience data you collected into the Georgetown College Education Department field experience system

After you have completed your field experience, enter the information into the department’s field experience system.

Undergraduate candidates enter field experience data here .

**VERY IMPORTANT:  YOU MUST KNOW YOUR STUDENT ID IN ORDER TO SUBMIT YOUR HOURS ELECTRONICALLY.**

If you do not know your student ID, please refer to the following instructions to obtain it:

Log into the Home Portal > My Information (Near the bottom of the screen) or https://my.georgetowncollege.edu/ICS/My_Information.jnz   – GC ID will be listed on this page.

Step 4: Enter the field experience data you collected into the Kentucky Field Experience Tracking System (KFETS)

Notice: The KFETS system is still under construction by the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board and is currently unavailable. All candidates will be notified once the system is available for use.

Other Documents and Links Related to Field Experiences

Field Experiences Policies and procedures for the Education Unit

Undergraduate Student Teaching Manual

Cooperating Teachers and University Supervisors Required Training