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Guidelines for Submitting a Field Placement Application

The National College of Education Office of Field Experiences (OFE) is responsible for the oversight of all Student Teaching/Practicum candidate collaborations with area schools and school districts. The Office of Field Experiences placement staff look to carefully place each student in a school environment that is enriching, diverse, and supportive.

Before you start the Field Placement Application

NLU E-mail

  • You will be asked to supply your NLU e-mail address on the field placement application. All communications with the OFE must be made via NLU e-mail. If you do not know your NLU e-mail address, it is your NLU log in ID, with added to the end of it (e.g. You may also seek assistance from the NLU HELP desk, 866.813.1177.

Supporting Documents
You will be asked to upload and submit the following documents with your application:

Please use this naming convention for all uploaded documents: Last Name, First Name Document Name (e.g. Smithe, John Mandated Reporter). All documents that you upload must be in file formats of .doc, .docx  or .pdf.

Academic Advisors
Please consult the NLU Academic Advising website for contact information on your Academic Advisor.

Application Deadlines
Please consult the Office of Field Experiences Deadlines page for dates on when to submit your Field Placement Application. Deadlines are listed by program.

Frequently Asked Questions
Please consult the Office of Field Experiences FAQ page for answers to frequently asked questions about Student Teaching/Practicum placement.

Field Placement Applications


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