Marian University tries to keep a 30-mile radius for placement, but because of our alternative licensure program we have former principals who can supervise student teachers and field placements from Wausau to Kenosha. Sometime we use them when students want to live at home and do their student teaching in their home town.
ALSO we require that all students return to campus for their weekly seminars.
At UW Oshkosh the Field Experiences Office in the College of Education has typically adhered to a 50-mile radius placement service region that I believe they have worked out in an agreement with the most closely adjacent UW Campuses. Starting next semester they have added an additional 20 miles to the south, and northeast. Placements in this area are assigned a university supervisor from the music faculty here. If students desire to be placed outside the service region they must apply and pay an out-of-area fee that I believe amounts to $600. A qualified supervisor in the area is then contracted by the Field Experiences Office. This applies to students who apply for an urban or tribal placement as well. There is an appeal process which goes before the Professional Education Committee, and in some cases when the student can demonstrate a personal and financial hardship that would result from remaining in the service region, the fee is waived. In our case there is no shortage of good music cooperating teachers in the service region so if a student goes out of area it is generally because they have a compelling reason to request this, and they pay the fee. Hope this helps.
On Oct 12, 2009, at 4:57 PM, Kenneth Liske wrote:
I am forwarding this question below from Laura Sindberg at Lawrence University. Feel free to respond to the list (respond to all) or directly to Laura.
Begin forwarded message:
From: Laura Sindberg <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: October 12, 2009 4:40:00 PM CDT
Subject: Student teacher placement question