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:

2022-2023 Application Deadlines

September 30 for spring 2023

February 15 for fall 2023

Withdrawal of Application
and
Change of Plans

We are accepting

Spring 2023 field experience applications

from September 19 to September 30

Essay Guidelines
https://tinyurl.com/FSU-ESSAY-GUIDELINES for one-page essay

Please be sure to plan ahead:

  1. make a plan to have your  one-page essay carefully reviewed (with a CASA Writing Tutor, if at all possible)

    IMPORTANT NOTE: 
    If you wait too long to schedule, there may not be any appointments remaining.

  2. schedule an appointment for application submission/drop-off
    with Ms. Sandy Shaw or Ms. Margaret Hagemeister.
    https://tinyurl.com/FSU-Field-Office 

    IMPORTANT NOTE: 
    If you wait too long to schedule, there may not be any appointments remaining.

    • Log into Starfish via:  https://tinyurl.com/FSU-Field-Office 
    • Select Application Drop Off.
    • Use the mini calendar on the left to select a range of dates;
      we are accepting applications between September 19 and September 30.
    • Follow the prompts. Once completed, you will receive an email confirmation from Starfish.

  3. draft your application essay
    according to the Essay Guidelines at https://tinyurl.com/FSU-ESSAY-GUIDELINES no later than the evening prior to your appointment with the writing tutor.

  4. submit your application
    via the Spring 2023 online application survey,
    at https://tinyurl.com/SPRING-2023-APPLY
    no later than the evening prior to your application submission/drop-off appointment.

  5. send your essay
    in a Microsoft Word .docx document attached to an email to Mrs. Shaw (sshaw1@framingham.edu) or Ms. Hagemeister (mhagemeister@framingham.edu), whomever your appointment is with, no later than the evening prior to your appointment.

 

MTEL Preparation MaterialsMTEL and Massachusetts Educator Personnel IDMTEL Results DeadlinesRequired MTEL by License

Program Information:

  1. Field Placement Brochure [being revised]
  2. Field Placement Descriptions [being revised]
  3. Placement Dates and Orientation Meeting Dates

What to Expect:

Handbooks:

Evaluations, Forms, and Logs:

  1. Field Study Time Log or Field Study Time Log with Data Entry Fields
    Please check with your faculty member to make sure this is the correct log.  Logs vary slightly between programs.
  2. Student Teaching/Practicum Time Log
  3. Dispositions Assessment Rubric

Application Deadlines

  1. Application submissions require a brief (10-minute) conversation. Be sure to schedule your appointment via Starfish.
  2. Applications for fall placements are due no later than February 15.
  3. Applications for spring placements are due no later than October 1. 

 MTEL and Massachusetts Educator Personnel ID (MEPID)

The Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure are a series of qualifying exams. All licensure candidates must pass all required tests.

  1. When registering for any portion of the MTEL, please have all results sent to Framingham State University.

  2. A Massachusetts Educator Personnel ID (MEPID) is required to register for an MTEL. 

  3. Save (both electronic and hardcopy) score reports for all exams you have passed.

Create and Identify your MEPID

MTEL Results Deadlines

  1. All applicants entering the second field experience (Field Study II, Pre-Practicum II, Field Experience 2) must show documentation of passing scores on both components of MTEL (01) Communications and Literacy Skills Test prior to the semester deadline (July 31 for fall and December 15 for spring).  Please allow at least two opportunities to take each test. 

  2. All full-time student teaching/practicum applicants must show documentation of passing scores on all components of all required subject matter tests for the license which the candidate is seeking prior to the semester deadline (July 31 for fall and December 15 for spring).
    Please allow at least two opportunities to take each test. 

  3. For spring placements, passing results must be received in the Field Placement Office no later than December 15.

  4. For fall placements, passing results must be received in the Field Placement Office no later than July 31.

  5. For Early Childhood Pre-Practicum II only to qualify for placement in the Child Development Lab, passing results for MTEL 001 Communications and Literacy Skills must be received in the Field Placement Office no later than one week prior to the first day of the semester.

  6. Please refer to the MTEL Test and Score Dates to determine:
    • the last score report date prior to the deadline
    • the last date to take the test to meet the results deadline
  7. 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.

  8. NOTE:  For Early Childhood Pre-Practicum II, passing results for MTEL 001 Communications and Literacy Skills must be received in the Education Department Placement Office no later than one week prior to the first day of the semester.  Please refer to:

Withdrawal of Application and Change of Plans:

Once submitted, all field experience applications are active until:

  1. candidate directly notifies the FSU Field Placement Office of withdrawal
    or
  2. all opportunities to meet requirements have expired
    or
  3. candidate completes the placement.

Candidates must notify the Field Placement Office of any changes or withdrawals.

 

Educator Licensure and Placement Office

O'Connor Hall 125
Ms. Sandra Shaw, Director
Educator Placement and Licensure
Field Placements:  sshaw1@framingham.edu
Licensure: edlicensure@framingham.edu
Phone:   508 626 4573