For Teacher Candidates

Western University’s two year Bachelor of Education (BEd) includes two Alternative Field Experience courses:

  1. EDUC 5025Q Alternative Field Experience I: Three weeks, .25 credit. Year two, first term (November/December).
  2. EDUC 5026S Alternative Field Experience II: Four weeks, .25 credit. Year two, second term (April/May).

These are full-time, course credit volunteering opportunities for Teacher Candidates to enrich their knowledge of the broader community.

You are responsible for securing your own AFEs. We encourage you to consider different grades or subjects; school resource personnel or specialist teachers; non-profit organizations or community centres. Your AFE must meet the course requirements (outlined on OWL) and be approved by the Teacher Education Office.

Assignments

All AFE information is detailed through the OWL course site > “AFE – Alt Field Experience”.

Visit OWL to access the AFE Proposal and Final Report.

Important Dates

Year 1:

  • February  – Year 1 teacher candidates will have an AFE Information Session and be added to the OWL course site
  • May – AFE 1 opportunities will be posted online. This list will be updated regularly as we hear from interested hosts.
  • May – Teacher candidates may begin submitting AFE 1 Proposals
  • June – Specialty Coordinators for the upcoming year are finalized and will begin reviewing AFE 1 Proposals
  • July – International opportunities for AFE 1 will be finalized and posted online

Year 2:

  • September – We recommend teacher candidates secure an AFE 1 host by early September
  • October 14, 2019 – Deadline to submit the AFE 1 Proposal (for Fall 2019)
  • October/November – International Opportunities for AFE 2 will be finalized and posted online
  • November – Teacher candidates may begin submitting AFE 2 Proposals
  • November 25 to December 13, 2019 – AFE 1
  • Thursday, December 12, 2019 – Deadline to submit the Teacher Candidate Final Report for AFE 1 (through OWL)
  • Friday, December 13, 2019 – Deadline for host to submit Supervisor Final Report for AFE 1. The Supervisor will be sent their Final Report form once the Teacher Candidate Final Report is submitted.
  • December – AFE 2 opportunities will be posted online. This list will be updated regularly as we hear from interested hosts.
  • Monday, February 17, 2020 – Deadline to submit the AFE 2 Proposal (for Spring 2020)
  • March 30 to April 24, 2020 – AFE 2
  • Thursday, April 23, 2020 – Deadline to submit the Teacher Candidate Final Report for AFE 2 (through OWL)
  • Friday, April 24, 2020 – Deadline for host to submit Supervisor Final Report for AFE 2. The Supervisor will be sent their Final Report form once the Teacher Candidate Final Report is submitted.

 

 

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