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.

Blocks 1 & 2 Field Experience

Engage in a Transformative Field Experience

Upon admission to a College of Education undergraduate program, students can engage in a transformative Field Experience (Block 1 & Block 2) spanning two semesters. This immersive opportunity, lasting 8-10 weeks each semester on Wednesdays, allows students to gain hands-on expertise in a classroom environment with the support of a mentor teacher and university supervisor. For those enrolled in courses with a field experience component, placement applications are required. COE students are then assigned to schools that best match their placement needs, while others receive a list of Partner Schools and arrange their own visits for assignments. After the application period, students may contact their COE advisor for further guidance.

Clinical Experiences Placements Application, Fall 2024

The application is now closed for students entering Block 1 & Block 2.

If you have any questions related to your application, please contact the Office of Clinical Experiences & Partnerships: infoclinexp@fgcu.edu

FGCU College of Education Blocks 1 & 2 Resources

All students taking Block 1 or Block 2 courses with a field experience component must apply for a placement. COE students will be assigned to a school where they report each Wednesday to complete course requirements and field tasks. Education minors will be provided with a list of Partner Schools with the expectation that they will arrange their own school visits for course assignments. Once the application is closed, please contact your COE advisor.

Applying for Fall Placement:

Opens in March

Applying for Spring Placement:

Opens in October

Students who have applied for placement should see the approriate Canvas course for placement information. The list is continuously being updated each semester.

All Education Minors are required to use the Partner Schools List provided to fulfill course requirements. Students are not permitted to schedule their own visits to public schools.

Depending on the district in which you are placed a background screening may be required. Check the Canvas course for requirements. Some partner county schools require the completion of fingerprinting before placement can be finalized. Check your county requirements at the links below.

Collier County: Block 1, 2, and Honor's Cohort Education Students

Field Experience Instructions

Student Agreement

Code of Ethics Brochure

Lee County: Block 1, 2, and Honor's Cohort Education Students

Lee County Fingerprinting Information (Fall)

De LaSalle Academy: Block 1, Special Education Students

De LaSalle Academy VECHS Waiver Agreement and Statement Form

At the beginning of the semester, orientation details will be posted in the field experience Canvas course. During this mandatory orientation for College of Education majors, expectations and requirements will be reviewed.

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, 295)
10501 FGCU Boulevard South
Fort Myers, Florida 33965

 (239) 590-7804

Business Hours

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

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