Field Experience

Office of Student Teaching and Field Experience at SUNY Plattsburgh

"The mediocre teacher tells; the good teacher explains; the superior teacher demonstrates; the great teacher inspires."
- W. Ward

The Office of Student Teaching and Field Experience provides education majors with the opportunity to observe and teach in assigned classrooms at various levels throughout their education.

Our teacher candidates enroll in a full semester of student teaching during the last semester of their senior year. They assume full responsibility for classroom instruction with the support of college supervisors and teachers in elementary schools.

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If you would like more information about field experience at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact

Jay Petrillo
Office Location: Sibley 300
Phone: (518) 564-3170
Fax: (518) 564-2149