Education - Field Experiences

Preparing for a career as an educator, or for a career in which a sophisticated knowledge of educational issues is important, takes more than the completion of a list of courses. At Fairfield, you will have the encouragement of professionals who have devoted their own lives to this profession. We will help you to form a personal philosophy of education that will guide you for many years to come.

You will come to understand how and why school systems are organized, and be encouraged to become an active, engaged participant in the processes of change and transformation necessary to meet the needs of our learners and of our society.

In our teacher preparation programs and educational studies minor, you will study and work in local schools, developing your understanding of students, as well as their families and communities. In our teacher preparation programs, you will teach - mentored carefully by our faculty and local teachers - during an extensive and intensive sequence of field and student teaching experiences, service learning, and internships in local schools.