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Field Placement Office

Drexel University School of Education

The Field Placement Office (FPO) within the School of Education is responsible for accepting and evaluating placement requests for all stages of clinical experiences within our certification programs. The FPO works with university partnering schools and school districts in order to coordinate appropriate and carefully matched placements to ensure that students are exposed to a variety of cultures, economic backgrounds and diverse setting.

Student teaching field experiences are one of the most critical components of a teacher education program. These experiences allow Education Majors the unique opportunity to gain exposure and experience in multiple school settings, working with a variety of student populations. Through student teaching field experiences, students are able to connect the education theories and concepts learned in coursework to hands-on, practical experiences in the classroom. For more information, look to the Drexel School of Education Student Teaching Guide.

Contact Information for the Field Placement Office

Sarah Falkowski – Assistant Director, Field Placements

Phone: 215.571.3864

Zakita Butler – Field Placement Coordinator

Phone: 215.571.3666

  • Classroom Observations - Stage I/II
    • Special Education Initial Certification
    • Special Education Advanced Certification
    • PK-4/Special Education Dual Certification (Undergraduate)
  • Pre-Student Teaching/Practicum – Stage III
    • All certification areas
  • Advanced Certification Field Experiences
    • Educational Administration Placements
    • Doctoral-level Field Placements

Grace Reilly – Field Placement Coordinator

Phone: 215-895-0339

  • Classroom Observations - Stage I/II
    • PK-4 Initial Certification
    • Middle Grades Initial Certification (including DTMY)
    • Secondary Initial Certification (including DragonsTeach)
    • Reading Specialist Field Placements
    • Teaching English as a Second Language Certification
  • Student Teaching - Stage IV
    • All certification areas 

Sarah Ulrich, EdD - Associate Dean of Teacher Education & Undergraduate Affairs

Phone: 215.895.1865

Field Placement Office

3401 Market Street
Suite 3300
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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