Field Placement

Field-based experiences are integral components of the education course work in Framingham State University's educator preparation programs. These experiences provide students with opportunities to observe and practice their teaching skills. Please refer to the following documents for additional information regarding placements and placement applications:

Application Deadlines

MTEL Results Deadlines

MTEL and Massachusetts Educator Personnel ID

Field Placement Information and Applications by Program:

Program Information:

What to Expect:

Handbooks:

Evaluations, Forms, and Logs:

Application Deadlines

  • Applications are available in the College of Education Office.
  • Applications for fall placements must be hand-delivered to the Field Placement Office no later than February 15.
  • Applications for spring placements must be hand-delivered to the Field Placement Office no later than October 1.

MTEL Results Deadlines

Eligibility for Field Study II and Student Teaching placements require passing results for specified MTEL exams. In order to qualify for spring placement, passing results must be received in the Education Placement Office no later than December 15. Passing results for fall placements must be received in the Education Placement Office no later than July 31. Please allow at least two opportunities to take each test. 

MTEL requires 45 days between test sessions for an individual exam.  For example, if you take MTEL 001 Reading on February 1, you must wait until March 17 to retake that test.  You may register anytime after the previous session, i.e. February 1.

 MTEL and Massachusetts Educator Personnel ID

As of October 18, 2016, a Massachusetts Educator Personnel ID (MEPID) is now required to register for MTEL.  There is some information on the MTEL website

Create and Identify your MEPID


Educator Licensure and Placement Office

O'Connor Hall 125
Ms. Sandra Shaw, Associate Director of Educator Placement and Licensure
Field Placements:  508 626 4573  sshaw1@framingham.edu
Licensure: 508 215 5987 edlicensure@framingham.edu
Fax: 508 626 4734