Our Mission

The mission of the Educational Field Experiences office is to support the College of Education, secondary and K-12 programs by offering teacher education candidates diverse practicum and student teaching experiences in both urban and rural schools that demonstrate "best practices" in teaching. Missouri State University arranges over 3,000 field experience placements each academic year. Over 1,500 of these placements are made by the Educational Field Experiences office, who enjoy working with teacher education candidates to assist them in moving toward the goal of becoming certified teaching professionals.