The Education Department at Moravian
College continually examines the teacher preparation
programs, experiences and courses so that our students
benefits from and are exposed to the most current,
proactive teaching approaches in education. The
purpose of the Field Experience Program is to provide
students with appropriate classroom experiences at
each level of their course work. These experiences
are meant to assist the students determining if
teaching is an appropriate career choice. For those
students who decide to pursue a teaching certificate,
the field experiences will progress from the early
experiences to pre-student teaching
and finally student teaching. All field experiences
are directly related to material presented in the
various educational courses.
Students are required to complete a
minimum of two field experiences (one early field
a pre-student teaching experience) prior to student
teaching. The length of the field experiences and
the responsibilities inherent in them intensify as
the student moves through the program. Each of these
experiences stresses active involvement rather than
observation. Post-baccalaureate students will be
required to be available for field experiences.
All field experiences are related to coursework
in the program. The Field Coordinator is responsible
for arranging all the field experience placements.
Details and procedures are thoroughly explained in
The program requires close supervision,
particularly during student teaching semester.
are observed by a College supervisor nearly once
per week during the student teaching experience.
Education Department Moravian College /
1200 Main Street, Bethlehem PA, 18081
Dr. Joseph Shosh, Department Chair – phone: (610) 861-1482 / fax: (610) 861-1696
/ email: firstname.lastname@example.org