Office of Field Experiences

All professional education programs at UW-Whitewater include a variety of field experiences in schools and other agencies.

These experiences provide teacher candidates with opportunities to complement their academic preparation with real world application under the guidance of expert university and field professionals. Researchers have found that field experiences, especially student teaching, are instrumental in setting the stage for careers that are personally fulfilling, professionally rewarding, and make a positive impact on the students our future teachers will serve.

Planning for field experiences starts with students mapping out their classes in advising, and working with their program coordinators on details for their placements. The Office of Field Experiences works with the different programs and our partner institutions to create placements, ensure all learning goals are communicated, and to coordinate documentation for licensure.

Information on all aspects of the variety of field experiences can be found through the links on the left. If you cannot find what you need, please feel free to contact our staff.

For all general questions and submission of paperwork and evaluations.

Office of Field Experiences


For questions about background checks, submission of scores, and process questions.

Jodi Roehl

University Services Program Associate, Office of Field Experiences


For questions about Observation & Participation, International Student Teaching, and edTPA Vouchers.

Alice Schwarz

Data & Special Programs Assistant, Office of Field Experiences


For questions about internships and edTPA

Marie Benson

Student Services Coordinator

Director, Licensure Renewal Support Center

Intern Coordinator

edTPA Coordinator


For questions about graduation and teacher licensure

Jillian Smith

Certifying Officer, Student Status Examiner


For questions about placements, CBC disclosures, qualifications for student teaching, and communications with PreK-12 districts

Fred Trotter

Director, Office of Field Experiences