Field Placements


Janine Quisenberry, Director (On Sabbatical until January 2018)
Phone: 278.0315

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Fall 2017 Placements

If you have accepted a full-time teaching position as the teacher of record in your own classroom, please let the Field Placement office know immediately so we can arrange supervision rather than a placement for you.

Multiple Subject

Everyone in multiple subject has either been placed or a placement has been requested for them.

  • If you have not been informed of your placement, we are simply waiting for confirmation from the District.
  • If you have received your placement information, but have not been assigned a Coach (formerly supervisors), please arrange with your school-site principal when they would like you to start. You can shadow your master teacher until your Coach is assigned and arranges your first group meeting to discuss competencies, etc.
  • If your school-site contact information is incorrect, please call the school site and ask to speak with the principal's administrative staff to arrange a first meeting.
  • If you are uncomfortable contacting the school site on your own, we will be finalizing Coach assignments this week and they can arrange your first meeting.


Almost all SPED placements and coach assignments have been completed. You should be hearing from your coach in the next few days. If you do not have your placement information yet, we are simply awaiting District confirmation.

Single Subject

Please contact Emy Lopez Phillips for all EHD 155A questions, or your subject matter adviser for EHD 155B placement questions.

Fall 2017 Calendars

EHD 178 (old program only), EHD 170, and all SPED seminar calendars are available on Google Calendar. Teacher candidates will be added to these calendars after they enroll.

Remediation Procedures

General Teacher Candidate Resources

Role Expectations of Teacher Candidates

Detailed expectations are outlined in the syllabi and other sections of the handbook; however, all Teacher Candidates are expected to abide by the following general expectations:

  1. Attend sessions and complete reflections for seminars at the beginning of the semester as well as meetings with University Supervisors and/or Cooperating Teachers.
  2. Maintain confidentiality of students, parents, and school site staff at all times.
  3. Model professional and ethical behavior, including but not limited to punctuality, regular attendance, and appropriate dress (neat, clean, and modest).
  4. Notify the school, Cooperating Teacher, and University Supervisor in the case of an absence.
  5. Observe the Cooperating Teacher model methods and strategies for effective teaching.
  6. Become familiar with classroom management strategies and procedures used by the Cooperating Teacher and the School Site.
  7. Learn and abide by all applicable school rules and regulations.
  8. Develop lesson plans and have them approved by the University Supervisor and Cooperating Teacher before each lesson is taught.

Attendance Policy

Teacher Candidates are expected to be in their placements during scheduled days, arrive at the school on time, and remain at the school for the full-designated period.

Teacher Candidates will be required to make-up ALL absences by the last day of finals week. Supervisors are not permitted to make visits after the last day of instruction. Therefore, all observations, paperwork, and other course requirements must be completed by the last day of instruction regardless of the need to make up days.  All make up days must be made in agreement with the supervisor and school site partner, and any make up days must be confirmed by the school site partner.

If a Teacher Candidate must be absent due to emergency or illness, he or she must notify the University Supervisor, the school, and the School Site Partner by 7:30 AM on the day of their assigned class time. It may be necessary to have someone bring materials and/or lesson plans to the classroom to be used in the Teacher Candidate’s absence. More than 3 absences may result in a No Credit for the course. Extenuating circumstances must be discussed with the supervisor, Field Placement Coordinator, and Program Coordinator.

Employment Policy

If at any time while enrolled in the credential program a teacher candidate is offered or accepts a full-time teaching position with a public school (official teacher of record with your own classroom), you must email the Field Placements Office ( AND your university supervisor within 48 hours to discuss your options.

Failure to do so may result in a grade of No Credit for the course.

California Standards for the Teaching Profession (CSTPs)

Available in PDF format from the California Teaching Credential  Committee.

Multiple Subject/ECE/Dual Field Work Handbook

Multiple Subject/SPED/ECE/Dual Field Work Handbook (Fall 16/Spring 17 starts only)

SPED Handbooks

Single Subject Field Work Handbook