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Field Experiences

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 230, Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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 230.
    • 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 230.
    • 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 230 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!