Fieldwork Resource Guidebook 2017 (PDF)
Welcome to what we are sure will be one of the IES program requirements you will find exciting, informative, and inspiring: fieldwork connected to your IES classes. This Fieldwork Resource Guidebook is provided to expedite your course-related work outside the walls of Chapman. It contains recommendations of school and community sites with which the Attallah College of Educational Studies has established relationships. Information is updated annually.
In the Integrated Educational Studies (IES) program, fieldwork is defined as Required IES course-related work done “in the field” – meaning, any course-related activity that occurs outside of the IES classroom and generally involves persons other than members of your IES class. Examples of fieldwork include interviewing working professionals, visiting school or community worksites, observing persons at off-campus locations, or completing course-related work under the direct supervision of a fieldwork site Cooperating Professional (such as a classroom teacher, employee, or organizational officer).
Before beginning fieldwork, you must
- Read this Guidebook in its entirety;
- Attend Fieldwork Orientation;
- Talk to your IES faculty member about where you will do your fieldwork;
- Find out the clearance documentation requirements of the site(s), if any;
- Obtain all required documentation; and,
- Fill out the Clearance Checklist & Application form on page 12 and return with documentation to Kelly McCuen.
- After obtaining Clearance, contact the appropriate person at the fieldwork site via email or telephone.
On your first day of fieldwork, remember to:
- Present the overview letter with your course’s specific fieldwork requirements to your Cooperating Professional;
- Present the Cooperating Professional Profile form to your Cooperating Professional (return to your IES faculty member upon completion);
- Obtain sign in/out on Fieldwork Log if required by your faculty member.