Review the AFE Proposal and Report Guide here. This guide includes rubrics, examples, and an FAQ section!
2018-19 Important Dates
AFE Fall 2018 – November 26 to December 14, 2018
- All Proposals Due – August 31, 2018
AFE Spring 2019 – April 1 – 26, 2019
- All International Proposals Due November 1, 2018
- Domestic Proposals Due January 30, 2019
AFE Summer 2019 (Year 1, Faculty-Arranged Options Only)
- Proposal Due December 15, 2018
1. Submitting your AFE Proposal…
Complete the online AFE Proposal Form and submit it before the proposal deadline. After submitting you’ll receive a copy of your submission by email.
Within the AFE Proposal Form you’ll be asked to clearly outline your learning objectives for the AFE as they relate to your professional goals and, in the case of AFE 1, as they relate to your Specialty. Most teacher candidates require about 75-100 words per learning objective to clearly explain their goals. (NOTE – Once the AFE concludes, you’ll submit a formal AFE Final Report reflecting on your learning objectives.)
TIP – To clearly articulate the connection between your AFE 1 and your Specialty, review the Specialty course outlines and your class notes for specific teaching approaches or philosophies that are applicable to the AFE.
2. Wait for approval from the Faculty of Education…
Proposals will be reviewed by the Teacher Education office and the Specialty Coordinators. We will process and review these as quickly as we can, with an estimated turnaround time of 3-4 weeks, depending on the time of year.
3. Start & Complete your AFE!
Keep in touch with your AFE Supervisor leading up to the experience to coordinate logistics. Share information on the Alternative Field Experience, including the AFE Handbook. During the experience, track your hours and regularly reflect on the goals you articulated in your AFE Proposal.