Office of Field Services (OFS)


slider​​​​​​​​​​​​​​OFS Commitment

As a student and a member of the Office of Field Services family, we will work together to create the best experience possible for you.  We are committed to the teaching profession and work hard to ensure your success.  Please feel free to come to us with any questions, concerns, or suggestions that you may have. 

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FAll 2020 Student Packet for Final Year Students

PDF icon Fall 2020 Student Packet 8-19-2020​​​​​​​ 

*Includes Field Experience Guidelines

APP for ScanningFor both iPhone and Android: CamScanner APP is a great tool to scan documents.
Background checksPrior to any field placement, students are required to provide a valid BCI & FBI background checks to the Office of Field Services (JH 187). Click HERE for more information.
Boundaries & Consequences

Click here for Boundary Document

*Boundary Policy Statement

Care TeamThe Care Team connecs students with resources on and off-campus.  ​​​​​​​Click for Care Support Services
Career Services
Career resources: resume help, interview prep, how to network
Counseling Center

Union Building, Rm 220, 216-687-2277  Click for Website

Download the REACH OUT APP a “one-stop” connection point for campus and community mental health services and emergency contacts

CSU Support ServicesClick for Fall 2020 Support Services PDF icon Services Fall 2020.pdf
COVID Daily Health AssessmentComplete a Social Contract and Daily health Assessment (Working Well)
Disability ServicesRhodes Tower West 210
(216) 687-2015 Click for Website
edTPA Support

OFS Resources

edTPA Website

OFS Contact: Sharyn Turner

Field GuidelinesDownload document, sign the second page and upload to Taskstream. PDF icon Field Experience Guidelines FA20.pdf
FormsClick here for forms (Attendance, Medical, Handbook, Supervisor and Mentor forms, etc.)

Friday Support Sessions @ 1pm-2pm: CLICK for ZOOM

Contact: Sharyn Turner

Student Support SessionCLICK for Support Session

To view the Supervisor GoReact Training: CLICK HERE 

Health & WellnessCSU Health & Wellness Services CLICK HERE or 216-687-3649
LicensureApplying for Licensure
OAE SupportOAEs must be attempted before student's last semester in the field
OAE Tests

What OAE tests do I need to take?

Foreign Language - ACTFL (OPI and WPT)

OFS HandbookClick for Handbook
OFS Office HoursTuesdays: 2pm-4pm JOIN ZOOM
Outstanding Student Teacher ApplicationTo apply CLICK HERE
PD, Training, Info Session RecordingsClick for Fall 2020 Final Year Intern Info Sessions
Professional Dispositions

Checklist of appropriate behaviors in communication skills, work ethic, and professionalism.

Click for Dispositions

Rec Center Weekly Online Group ClassesRec Group Fitness Schedule: Yoga, Pilates, Zumba, Bodyweight Boot Camp and more CLICK HERE
Requirements for Field ExperienceClick here for Program Requirements
TaskStream Help

Tutorials and Resources

Contact: Heather Gallacher

Video Consent FormsClick for Forms and Policy

Keep Learning:

Application Process

You will need to apply online for each field experience you complete. Please visit our online application to complete this process. The online application is available during the following times:

Semester & Field ExperienceApplication Dates
FALL: Practicum, Internship, Apprentice Teaching, or Student Teaching experienceDecember 1st through February 15th
SPRING: Practicum, Internship, Apprentice Teaching, or Student Teaching experienceAugust 1st through September 15th
For an approved summer* experienceDecember 1st through February 15th

*Please note that a summer experience is not guaranteed and requires appropriate approvals

Boundary Policy Statement

We, as professionals, will be mindful of maintaining boundaries with all those we work with and teach, keeping the following guiding principles in mind:

  • Inform Supervisors ASAP, keep them in the loop, they will help guide you
  • Involve Mentor Teachers as much as possible
  • Communicate, communicate, communicate…effectively and honestly
  • Act professionally at all times….know your boundaries 
  • Remember you are mandated reporters 
  • Be mindful of new issues with this new world of technology
  • Review Boundaries and Consequences here