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 3,500 field experience placements each academic year. Over 1,000 of these placements are made by the Educational Field Experiences office, assisting teacher education candidates in achieving their goal of becoming certified teaching professionals.