Field Experience Information
With the passing of Illinois legislation PA 097-0607, effective July 1, 2012, all candidates enrolled in a program leading to licensure in Illinois must pass all required content tests prior to beginning student teaching or internships.
Therefore, before a student can begin their Field Experience (EDL 6910) course, they must have taken and passed the Illinois State Examination (Test 187 - Superintendent), regardless if applying for the endorsement.
Students planning to take Field Experience during the Fall semester must have taken the exam and have the results back prior to June 1st of each year.
Students planning to take Field Experience during the Spring semestermust have taken the exam and have the results back prior to October 1st of each year.
Students planning to take Field Experience during the Summer semester must have taken the exam and have the results back prior to March 1st of each year.
Students must register for the exam through the ICTS website.
Any questions may be directed to our office at 217-581-2919.
What is Field Experience?
The Field Experience course is offered each semester (Spring, Summer and Fall) for students enrolled in the Specialist in Education - Educational Administration program only. The course is taken near the end of a student's plan of study.
Applications can be mailed or faxed to the department at 217-581-6673.
Mailing address: The Department of Educational Leadership, Eastern Illinois University, 2320 Buzzard Hall,
600 Lincoln Avenue, Charleston, IL 61920
To complete the course during the following semester, the application deadlines are as follows:
Spring Term: Applications due in office by July 15 of previous year
(example: taking course Spring 2016, application is due July 15, 2015)
Summer Term: Applications due in office by October 31 of previous year
(example: taking course Summer 2015, application is due October 31, 2014)
Fall Term: Applications due in office by March 15
(example: taking course Fall 2015, application is due March 15, 2014)
The following forms are associated with the EDL 6910 - Field Experience Course. Click on the links to download forms:
If you have specific questions related to your Field Experience, please feel free to contact our department at (217) 581-2919.