FGCU Alert

The University Police Department is conducting a multi-agency training exercise with a simulator that portrays the sound of gunshots from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 25, in Biscayne Hall, part of FGCU’s South Village Residence Hall. Please avoid the area. This is not an emergency. If you have a concern, contact UPD dispatch at (239) 590-1900.

Office of Clinical Experiences & Partnerships

Field Experience & Student Teaching

Here at FGCU, students in the College of Education are given the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills in authentic field-based settings during their program of study.  

Programs of study are divided into five blocks. Four of these blocks include a field-based experience to which students need to apply. From early in our teacher preparation program, teacher candidates are immersed in the culture and context of their respective field experience placements.

Students are encouraged to plan for the scheduling of these experiences during their semester appointments with their advisors.

During Blocks 1 and 2 (junior year), teacher candidates complete a field experience in a classroom setting one day a week. In Blocks 4 and 5 (senior year), students will finish their undergraduate careers with student teaching or the Child & Youth Studies experience, depending on their major.

Application Process & Placements

All students enrolled in a College of Education undergraduate program must apply for a placement. 

Applying for Fall Placement:

Opens in March

Applying for Spring Placement:

Opens in October

More information on placement scheduling can be found on the associated Blocks 1 & 2 and Blocks 4 &5 pages.

Experiences at a Glance


County Region


Hours in Classroom




And Community Agencies

Have Questions?

For questions and inquiries related to the field experience and student teaching process, placement and/or application information, please contact the Office of Clinical Experiences & Partnerships.


Office of Clinical Experiences & Partnerships

Merwin Hall (2nd floor, 294)
10501 FGCU Boulevard South
Fort Myers, Florida 33965

 (239) 590-7804

Business Hours

Mon-Fri: 8:00am-5:00pm

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