Office of Field Experience

Contact Information

Dr. Karin K. Nolan
Coordinator of Field Experiences, College of Fine Arts

P.O. Box 210004, Tucson, AZ 85721
Email: knolan@email.arizona.edu
Mailbox: Music Building, Room 109
Office: Harvill Building, Room 126B

2016-2017 Dates and Deadlines

  • 8/17/16, 2-5:30pm, MUS114A and ART243 – Professional Development Part II for Fall 2016 STs
  • 9/12/16, 12-1pm, MUS114A – Student Teacher Orientation for Spring 2017 ST Applicants
  • 9/26/16, 3pm, MUS109 – Student Teacher Application Due To Mailbox for Spring 2017 ST Applicants
  • 10/14/16, electronic submission –Supervisor Mileage Due (Supervisor Deadline Only)
  • 11/9/16, 1-4pm, MUS114A – Career Advisement Session for Fall 2016 STs
  • 12/8/16, 2-4pm, MUS114A – Professional Development Part I for Spring 2017 STs
  • 12/8/16, Student Teacher Time Cards due for Fall 2016 STs
  • 12/8/16, electronic and mailbox submission – Supervisor Mileage Due electronically; hard copy submission of midterm/final, time card, phase-in schedule, student teacher evaluation, and cooperating teacher feedback (Supervisor Deadline Only).
  • 1/10/17, 2-5:30pm, MUS137 and ART243 – Professional Development Part II for Spring 2017 STs
  • 1/25/17, 1-2pm, MUS137 – Student Teacher Orientation for Fall 2017 ST Applicants
  • 2/13/17, 3pm, MUS109 – Student Teacher Application Due To Mailbox for Fall 2017 ST Applicants
  • 2/13/17, 12pm-6pm, Location: room MUS114A and then the Union Ballroom – Career Advisement Day and Educ Career Fair for Spring 2017 STs
  • 3/10/17, electronic submission – Supervisor Mileage Due (Supervisor Deadline Only)
  • 5/4/17, 2-4pm, MUS114A – Professional Development Part I for Fall 2017 STs
  • 5/4/17, Student Teacher Time Cards due for Spring 2017 STs
  • 5/4/17, electronic and mailbox submission – Supervisor Mileage Due electronically; hard copy submission of midterm/final, time card, phase-in schedule, student teacher evaluation, and cooperating teacher feedback (Supervisor Deadline Only).
  • 5/18/17, 10am-12pm, Education Building Student Services Office – Certification Day for IR Pick-ups for Spring 2017 STs

2017-2018 Dates and Deadlines

  • 8/16/17, 2-5:30pm, MUS114A and ART243 – Professional Development Part II for Fall 2017 STs
  • 9/06/17, 1-2pm, MUS137 – Student Teacher Orientation for Spring 2018 ST Applicants
  • 9/20/17, 3pm, MUS109 – Student Teacher Application Due To Mailbox for Spring 2018 ST Applicants
  • 10/13/17, electronic submission –Supervisor Mileage Due (Supervisor Deadline Only)
  • 11/8/17, 1-4pm, MUS114A – Career Advisement Session for Fall 2017 STs
  • 12/7/17, 2-4pm, MUS114A – Professional Development Part I for Spring 2018 STs
  • 12/7/17, Student Teacher Time Cards due for Fall 2017 STs
  • 12/7/17, electronic and mailbox submission – Supervisor Mileage Due electronically; hard copy submission of midterm/final, time card, phase-in schedule, student teacher evaluation, and cooperating teacher feedback (Supervisor Deadline Only).
  • 1/9/18, 2-5:30pm, MUS114A and ART243 – Professional Development Part II for Spring 2018 STs
  • 1/24/18, 1-2pm, MUS137 – Student Teacher Orientation for Fall 2018 ST Applicants
  • 2/14/18, 3pm, MUS109 – Student Teacher Application Due To Mailbox for Fall 2018 ST Applicants
  • 2/__/18 DATE TBA, 11am-6pm, Room TBA – Career Advisement Day and Educ Career Fair for Spring 2018 STs
  • 3/9/18, electronic submission – Supervisor Mileage Due (Supervisor Deadline Only)
  • 5/3/18, 2-4pm, MUS114A – Professional Development Part I for Fall 2018 STs
  • 5/3/18, Student Teacher Time Cards due for Spring 2018 STs
  • 5/3/18, electronic and mailbox submission – Supervisor Mileage Due electronically; hard copy submission of midterm/final, time card, phase-in schedule, student teacher evaluation, and cooperating teacher feedback (Supervisor Deadline Only).
  • 5/17/18, 10am-12pm, Education Building Student Services Office – Certification Day for IR Pick-ups for Spring 2018 STs

Important: No one is allowed to student teach without a Fingerprint Clearance Card, and the process takes approximately two months. Please get fingerprinted ASAP if you do not already have a clearance card or if your current card is scheduled to expire prior to or during your student teaching semester.

Orientation

It is required that you attend the Student Teacher Orientation Meeting the semester prior to student teacher. RSVP to the appropriate Orientation Date (semester prior to your intended student teaching semester) to Dr. Karin Nolan (knolan@email.arizona.edu) as soon as possible and indicate whether you are art education or music education. The one-hour mandatory orientations are held on the following dates:

  • Orientation for Fall 2017 Student Teachers: 1/25/17, 1-2pm, room MUS137
  • Orientation for Spring 2018 Student Teachers: 9/6/17, 1-2pm, room MUS137
  • Orientation for Fall 2018 Student Teachers: 1/24/18, 1-2pm, room MUS137

Steps to Apply for Student Teaching:

  1. Read through the entire Student Teacher Orientation Presentation.
  2. Print, fill out completely, and sign your application.
  3. Print and meet with your academic advisor ASAP to go over your coursework checklist. Print the correct checklist:
  4. Meet with your major professor (Dr. Hochtritt or Dr. Shin for art, Dr. Nolan for music) to finish going over your coursework checklist. Bring your transcript to this meeting.
  5. Update your resume to make it current and professional and make sure it is acceptable for submission to school districts. Print this out on NICE, resume paper.
  6. Photocopy your IVP fingerprint clearance card – if you do not already have a fingerprint clearance card, you need to obtain one ASAP – follow directions on the power point, as it takes a couple of months for your fingerprint card to arrive and no one can student teach without a fingerprint clearance card.
  7. Prior to 3pm on the due date discussed during Orientation (typically two weeks after orientation), submit all of the following to Dr. Nolan’s mailbox in Music Room 109: Application, Standards Contract (last page of attached application), signed coursework checklist, resume, and photocopy of fingerprint clearance card.

All coursework (with the exception of student teaching course) must be completed by the last day of finals in the semester prior to student teaching. You are not allowed to take courses during Winter Session (for Spring student teachers) or Summer Session II (for Fall student teachers) because this overlaps with student teaching and the grade would not be posted prior to student teaching. Read the information included in the tab below that relates to your intended student teacher semester. This information includes required trainings and dates.

Make sure you attend the orientation and apply for Student Teaching during the semester prior to your student teaching semester.

When registering for your last semester of classes, make sure to enroll in 12 units of MUS 493M or ARE 493.

Important dates to add to your calendars:

  • Orientation for Spring 2017 student teachers is: August 29, 2016 from 12-1pm in room MUS 137. RSVP to knolan@email.arizona.edu if you plan to attend. See tab above entitled “Applying to be a Student Teacher” for more details.
  • Application Due: September 26, 2016 by 3pm to room MUS 109.
  • Professional Development Conference Part I: December 8, 2016, 2:00-4:00 PM, Place: Music 137.
    • Prior to this meeting, read the Student Teacher Guidebook. It is essential that you are familiar with our guidebook and come with questions to this meeting.
    • Bring a blue pen.
  • Professional Development Conference Part II: January 10, 2017, 3:00-5:30 PM, Place: Music Building, room 137. Student teachers must be present the entire time, but Cooperating Teachers will join this meeting at 4:30 PM in the following locations:
    • Music: Music building room 137
    • Art: Art building room 243
    • Bring your time card, phase-in schedule, blue pen, Mandatory Reporting notetaker, and signed Emergency Procedures form.
  • Career Advisement Session: February 13, 2017. Time: 12-6pm, Place: Music 114A
    • Bring a blue pen and your time card
    • Bring a stack of resumes
    • Bring teaching portfolio
    • Bring CatCard
    • Dress professionally
  • Seminar Dates as determined by your syllabus for MUS 493M or ARE 493. These are usually monthly, evening meetings held on campus. More information about the seminar that accompanies the student teaching semester can be obtained through the syllabus and instructor of record for your MUS/ARE 493 course.
  • When your degree is posted and Institutional Recommendation is obtained, plan to get your TEACHER CERTIFICATION (see below)

Make sure you attend the orientation and apply for Student Teaching during the semester prior to your student teaching semester.

When registering for your last semester of classes, make sure to enroll in 12 units of MUS 493M or ARE 493.

Important dates to add to your calendars:

  • Orientation for Fall 2017 student teachers is: January 25, 2017 from 1-2pm in room MUS 137. RSVP to knolan@email.arizona.edu if you plan to attend. See tab above entitled “Applying to be a Student Teacher” for more details.
  • Application Due: February 13, 2017 by 3pm to room MUS 109.
  • Professional Development Conference Part I: May 4, 2017, 2:00-4:00 PM, Place: Music 137.
    • Prior to this meeting, read the Student Teacher Guidebook. It is essential that you are familiar with our guidebook and come with questions to this meeting.
    • Bring a blue pen.
  • Professional Development Conference Part II: August 16, 2017, 3:00-5:30 PM, Place: Music Building, room 137. Student teachers must be present the entire time, but Cooperating Teachers will join this meeting at 4:30 PM in the following locations:
    • Music: Music building room 137
    • Art: Art building room 243
    • Bring your time card, phase-in schedule, blue pen, Mandatory Reporting notetaker, and signed Emergency Procedures form.
  • Career Advisement Session: November 8, 2017. Time: 1-4pm, Place: Music 114A
    • Bring a blue pen and your time card
    • Bring a stack of resumes
    • Bring teaching portfolio
    • Dress professionally
  • Seminar Dates as determined by your syllabus for MUS 493M or ARE 493. These are usually monthly, evening meetings held on campus. More information about the seminar that accompanies the student teaching semester can be obtained through the syllabus and instructor of record for your MUS/ARE 493 course.
  • When your degree is posted and Institutional Recommendation is obtained, plan to get your TEACHER CERTIFICATION (see below)
Make sure you attend the orientation and apply for Student Teaching during the semester prior to your student teaching semester.

When registering for your last semester of classes, make sure to enroll in 12 units of MUS 493M or ARE 493.

Important dates to add to your calendars:

  • Orientation for Spring 2018 student teachers is: September 6, 2017 from 12-1pm in room MUS 137. RSVP to knolan@email.arizona.edu if you plan to attend. See tab above entitled “Applying to be a Student Teacher” for more details.
  • Application Due: September 20, 2017 by 3pm to room MUS 109.
  • Professional Development Conference Part I: December 7, 2017, 2:00-4:00 PM, Place: Music 137.
    • Prior to this meeting, read the Student Teacher Guidebook. It is essential that you are familiar with our guidebook and come with questions to this meeting.
    • Bring a blue pen.
  • Professional Development Conference Part II: January 9, 2018, 3:00-5:30 PM, Place: Music Building, room 137. Student teachers must be present the entire time, but Cooperating Teachers will join this meeting at 4:30 PM in the following locations:
    • Music: Music building room 137
    • Art: Art building room 243
    • Bring your time card, phase-in schedule, blue pen, Mandatory Reporting notetaker, and signed Emergency Procedures form.
  • Career Advisement Session: February ??, 2018. Time: 12-6pm, Place: Music 114A
    • Bring a blue pen and your time card
    • Bring a stack of resumes
    • Bring teaching portfolio
    • Bring CatCard
    • Dress professionally
  • Seminar Dates as determined by your syllabus for MUS 493M or ARE 493. These are usually monthly, evening meetings held on campus. More information about the seminar that accompanies the student teaching semester can be obtained through the syllabus and instructor of record for your MUS/ARE 493 course.
  • When your degree is posted and Institutional Recommendation is obtained, plan to get your TEACHER CERTIFICATION (see below)
Make sure you attend the orientation and apply for Student Teaching during the semester prior to your student teaching semester.

When registering for your last semester of classes, make sure to enroll in 12 units of MUS 493M or ARE 493.

Important dates to add to your calendars:

  • Orientation for Fall 2018 student teachers is: January 24, 2018 from 1-2pm in room MUS 137. RSVP to knolan@email.arizona.edu if you plan to attend. See tab above entitled “Applying to be a Student Teacher” for more details.
  • Application Due: February 7, 2018 by 3pm to room MUS 109.
  • Professional Development Conference Part I: May 3, 2018, 2:00-4:00 PM, Place: Music 137.
    • Prior to this meeting, read the Student Teacher Guidebook. It is essential that you are familiar with our guidebook and come with questions to this meeting.
    • Bring a blue pen.
  • Professional Development Conference Part II: August 15, 2018, 3:00-5:30 PM, Place: Music Building, room 137. Student teachers must be present the entire time, but Cooperating Teachers will join this meeting at 4:30 PM in the following locations:
    • Music: Music building room 137
    • Art: Art building room 243
    • Bring your time card, phase-in schedule, blue pen, Mandatory Reporting notetaker, and signed Emergency Procedures form.
  • Career Advisement Session: November 7, 2017. Time: 1-4pm, Place: Music 114A
    • Bring a blue pen and your time card
    • Bring a stack of resumes
    • Bring teaching portfolio
    • Dress professionally
  • Seminar Dates as determined by your syllabus for MUS 493M or ARE 493. These are usually monthly, evening meetings held on campus. More information about the seminar that accompanies the student teaching semester can be obtained through the syllabus and instructor of record for your MUS/ARE 493 course.
  • When your degree is posted and Institutional Recommendation is obtained, plan to get your TEACHER CERTIFICATION (see below)

Obtaining Teacher Certification after Student Teaching

Step 1: Obtain your Institutional Recommendation (IR):

  • What is an IR? Institutional Recommendation is your quick path to certification without a lengthy transcript review through the AZ Dept of Educ.
    • Provides half off the price of normal certification for one year only.
    • Mailed to your address once degree is posted for Fall student teachers; available for pick up in person from the College of Education room 257 for Spring Student Teachers on the scheduled Certification Day.
    • If degree is not posted in time, it will be processed later and mailed to your house.
  • Certification Day: May 18, 2017 from 10am-noon in the College of Education Student Services office located on the ground floor of the Education Building. If your degree is posted, pick up your IR in person and get certified on the spot with the Arizona Department of Education; bring all materials listed in the next step.
  • As soon as you receive the IR, complete the Criminal History portion and sign it
  • IR is only good for one year

Step 2: If graduating in the Spring, plan on attending the Certification Day to obtain certification. Fall graduates may go to the Tucson office when it is open, go to the Phoenix Arizona Deparment of Education office, or mail their paperwork in to the AZDOE (mail your documents to: ADE – Certification; P.O. Box 6490; Phoenix, AZ 85005-6490).

  • Institutional Recommendation (IR) signed by you
  • Photocopy of your IVP fingerprint clearance card
  • Photocopy of official NES test results for all passed tests
  • Evidence of satisfying the AZ/US Constitution Requirement “(official transcript from institution where course was taken, UA transcripts if course was transferred to the UA, or passed AEPA test results if the test was taken instead of the course)
  • Application for Certification (Select two items: (1) Secondary Teaching Certificate and write in Music or Art and (2) select Full SEI Endorsement.)
  • Personal check/money order/cashier’s check for appropriate fees (minimum is $90 because it is $60 for secondary certificate with a music/art endorsement, and $30 for SEI endorsement). Note: this is half price because of your IR, which expires in a year!
    • NOTE: THIS IS HALF PRICE BECAUSE OF YOUR IR (otherwise it is $60 and $60 if your IR expires – which is in a year)!

Students Leaving the State of Arizona to teach

  • As a general rule, you will not be able to get a teaching certificate in any other state without your Arizona certificate. Visit or contact the other state’s department of education website for more information.