Q: Is the Illinois State Police and FBI fingerprint background investigation required prior to my field experience in EIS 302?
A: Yes, you will need to make sure you have an up to date fingerprint/background check on file with CPEP. Do this at the beginning of the semester!
Q: How will I find out where I will be going on my field experience?
A: You will be assigned a trip date based on your course section. Information about the trip will be provided by a CPEP supervisor early in the semester during your class time. You will be assigned a school at that time.
Q: How do I get to and from my assigned school?
A: Transportation is provided by the University. Sections meet at Horrabin Hall on the day of the field experience and travel via 15 passenger vans. This is a full day experience generally from 6:00am to 5:00pm.
Q: What if I have class on the assigned field experience date?
A:Most trips take place on Fridays throughout the semester. This is a University sponsored field experience. An excuse letter will be distributed in class. It is your responsibility to present it to professors and make up any missed work.
Q: What should I wear? What should I bring?
A: Professional dress is required. No t-shirts, jeans, shorts, flip-flops, athletic wear, hats, low cut tops or short skirts. Please remove excessive piercings and cover tattoos. Clean – Covered- Comfortable. Bring your own lunch and any course materials.
Q: Are there any assignments required based on this field experience?
A: Assignments connected with this field experience are assigned by the course professor.
Q: What happens when I arrive at the school?
A: You will meet the administrator and then be assigned to a class and host teacher for the day. You will spend the day observing and participating with this class. Plan to follow them to all their classes, lunch, and recess.
Q: Who will be at the school with me on that day?
A: Approximately 12 students and a WIU field supervisor will be on site during the entire day.
The increasing diversity of today’s classrooms means that it is vital for education majors to have field and clinical experiences in a variety of different settings. It is felt that such experiences will lay the foundation to help make you more effective practitioners who will be better prepared to work with students from various backgrounds and with differing abilities.
J.Q. Adams Explains EIS 302 while students give their Prospective