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Early Field Experience Overview

This page provides general information about early field experiences for all students interested in teacher certification.

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C I 295 is an early field experience, offered in multiple formats (C I 295, C I 295A, C I 295B) that is intended to introduce you to classroom observation, educational issues, and teaching as a career. The appropriate version of the early field experience course is required for admission to all of the teacher certification programs offered in Curriculum and Instruction.

Our early field experience requirements differ depending on your intended major.

Course Requirements

C I 295 Requirements

If you are seeking admission to any of the following teacher certification programs, you are required to enroll in C I 295:

  • any (7-12) secondary certification program
  • world languages

C I 295A Requirements

If you are seeking admission to the Pre-K to 4th grade certification program, you will need to enroll in C I 295A.

C I 295B Requirements

If you are seeking admission to the 4th-8th grade certification program, you will need to enroll in C I 295B.

Special Summer C I 295 Offerings

There are also some special sections of C I 295 that are offered in unique locations during the summer semester. These experiences may be used as an alternative form of C I 295, or C I 295A/B.

Clearance Forms

Specific information about required clearances can be found on the page associated with each early field experience course.