Apply for Field Placement

You must apply for your field placement the semester before you expect to participate in your clinical field experience. All students apply for field placements using the online Candidacy File system, but requirements are different for each program. See the Application Requirements below for more details.

Application Requirements

Teacher Apprenticeship Requirements

All students should submit their application materials for Winter 2025 by September 15th, 2024. Applications for Fall 2024 were due February 1st, 2024.

After a student's application and associated materials are submitted they will receive an email inviting them to schedule a Placement Specialist Interview. Student interviews with their placement specialist will begin in late August.

Teacher Internship Requirements

The deadline to apply for a Teacher Internship for Winter 2025 is September 15th, 2024. Applications for Fall 2024 were due February 1st, 2024.

Birth to Kindergarten Practicum Requirements

The deadline to apply for a Birth to Kindergarten Practicum is:

September 15th, 2024 for Winter 2025 semester placement. 

Applications for Fall 2024 were due February 1st, 2024.

Related Resources

Study Abroad

Education faculty offer a number of programs for students to study abroad during their field placement. Explore to find your opportunity!


NOTE: Most scholarship applications are due March 1st or October 15th.

CPR and First Aid Certification

Note: Effective August 1, 2023, CPR/First Aid certification is no longer required to receive a Michigan teaching certificate. Instead, this requirement must be fulfilled as part of new teachers’ in-service professional learning.

For Questions and Help

If you have any questions about the clinical experience applications, please contact the Office of Certification and Accreditation at (616) 331-6650 or email [email protected].

Page last modified March 6, 2024