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The Office of Clinical Experiences helps coordinate students' placement in their field experience, student teaching, and counseling practicum and internships. Contact us at 305-348-2082 for more information.

Due to the issues related to COVID-19, the Student Teaching application process for the Spring 2021 semester has been abbreviated.

Field Experiences

Want to know about the requirements and procedure for getting placed in Miami-Dade and Broward County Schools? You can also obtain the school demographic data.

In order to ensure that the School of Education and Human Development complies with the regulations of the hosting districts all public, charter, and private school placements must be arranged through the Office of Clinical Experiences.

To obtain a placement, students need to bring a valid security clearance card (Miami-Dade County) or badge (Broward County) and a copy of their course schedule to the Office of Clinical Experiences in ZEB 130, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.

Please be aware of the following policies:

  • All placements must be arranged through the Office of Clinical Experiences. 
  • All students must be fingerprinted and cleared before beginning field experience hours. 
  • Placement requests must be arranged before the mandatory school Orientation. 
  • Students must attend Orientation to comply with district and building policies as set forth by the building administrator. 
  • Students must demonstrate professional behavior and appropriate attire at all field sites. 

Placement Procedures

  • Procedures for Field Experience Placements for Miami-Dade County Schools

    If you do not have a valid security clearance card from Miami-Dade County:

    • Obtain information sheet from our office, and complete the fingerprinting process.
    • After being fingerprinted, wait one week and then call our office: 305-348-2082.
    • If you have been cleared, come to our office and receive your security clearance card.
    • Bring your security clearance card and a copy of your current course schedule to our office in order to select a school site from the list of schools posted on bulletin boards outside ZEB 130.
    • Once your school assignment has been confirmed, our office will provide:
      • A placement memo for your assigned school, with a mandatory orientation date
      • An official “Field Experience Attendance Log” for each course that requires field hours.
    Remember to arrive promptly for the orientation meeting, bring your security clearance card, dress professionally, and maintain scheduled dates and hours as arranged during orientation. Remember that you represent FIU and the School of Education and Human Development! 
    If you do have a valid security clearance card from Miami-Dade County:
    • Bring your security clearance card and a copy of your current course schedule to our office in order to select a school site from the list of schools posted on bulletin boards outside ZEB 130.
    • Once your school assignment has been confirmed, our office will provide: A placement memo for your assigned school, with a mandatory orientation date
    • An official “Field Experience Attendance Log” for each course that requires field hours.
    Remember to arrive promptly for the orientation meeting, bring your security clearance card, dress professionally, and maintain scheduled dates and hours as arranged during orientation. Remember that you represent FIU and the School of Education and Human Development!
  • Procedures for Field Experience Placements for Broward County Schools

    Come to ZEB 130 to pick up the instructions for security clearance and field placements.

    You must have your clearance card (Miami-Dade County) or badge (Broward County) with you for all school visits!

Student Teaching

Learn all of the requirements and the application process for starting your Student Teaching and School Counseling Practicum & Internship.

Application for Spring 2021 Placements

Due to the issues related to COVID-19, the application process for the Spring 2021 semester has been abbreviated. Please follow these instructions.

Students must meet SEHD program admission requirements by Sept. 1, 2020.

Student Teaching FTCE Requirement: The passing score report for all four parts of the General Knowledge (GK) exam must be submitted by Sept. 1, 2020. The passing score reports for the Subject Area (SAE) and Professional Education (PEd) exams must be submitted by Dec. 15, 2020.

  1. Complete and submit the online student teaching application by Aug. 15, 2020.
  2. Scan or send a picture of your security clearance card (M-DCPS) or badge (BCPS) to Monica Delgado at rivasm@fiu.edu.
  3. Submit one passport-style photo (2x2 inch) to ZEB 130 when our office reopens.


If you have any questions regarding student teaching, please contact us at 305-348-2082 or cohenj@fiu.edu