Here in the Office of Field Experiences and Partnerships, we are proud to support the Mission of the Teacher Education Unit (TEU) at East Stroudsburg University. The TEU Mission is to develop beginning educators who are creative, knowledgeable, and reflective by providing evidence-based practices and diverse, authentic field experiences to continually improve teaching, learning and leading.
The Office of Field Experiences and Partnerships is responsible for the coordination of all field experiences, professional development school partnerships, and the placement of student teachers. The teaching profession benefits from the addition of new teachers who have been prepared and nurtured in an environment where best practice, commitment to ongoing learning, and collaboration are a part of the entire range of their field experiences.
Field experiences will involve your transition from a student to a beginning educator as you will be applying what you have learned about effective practice while critically exploring the profession, as well as your identity as a teacher. Your field experiences will allow you to strengthen your ability to make reflective and deliberate decisions that support and extend the learning of all students.
In doing so, you will make great strides toward having a positive impact on our profession. As you transfer from teaching candidate to practicing teacher in the field, remember the power and importance of our profession. Parents entrust us with the education of their children. Value this trust by continually refining your craft, collaborating with professionals in the field, and making sure that students are always at the forefront of your decisions.
We wish you well as you complete each required field experience, student teaching included. You are joining ESU alumni who are among the finest professionals in the field - Rely on them and be inspired by them.
Brooke K. Langan, Director of Field Experience and Partnerships, College of Education