SWOSU Student Teachers Complete Diverse Field Experience


DOE Field Experience
Southwestern Oklahoma State University students recently completed a field experience in Oklahoma City and as a thank you to participating elementary schools, $200 vouchers were presented for scholastic books and materials. Making the presentation at Arthur Elementary School are (back row from left) Bruce Belanger, DOE; SWOSU student teachers Kristin RonJe’, Altus; Destini Hampton, Edmond; Angie Knight, Yukon; and Sherron Knight, Burns Flat. Accepting for Arthur Elementary is (back right) Principal Rhonda Schroeder and (front) several Arthur Elementary students.

Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s 49 spring semester student teachers in Weatherford recently completed their National Council of Accreditation for Teacher Education (NCATE) requirement for “field experience in a diverse school setting” during a two-day training session.

Starting the training was Shannon Freeman, director of recruitment, deployment and retention at Oklahoma City Public Schools (OKCPS). She, along with a team of OKCPS human capital professionals, spoke to the student teachers in preparation for their field trip.

The student teachers then travelled to Oklahoma City to spend a day in one of 13 schools in the district. The students were accompanied by Bruce Belanger, coordinator of student teaching and field experiences at SWOSU, and Debbie Case, instructor in the Department of Education (DOE).

As a thank you to the schools, the DOE presented two participating elementary schools with $200 vouchers for scholastic books and materials.