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Chapter 2: Field Experience (Blocks)

Field Experience (Blocks)

Purpose and Definition

According to the Texas Education Agency, there are specific requirements to becoming a classroom teacher. One of these requirements is completion of field-based experiences. Field Experience is an introductory experience involving reflective observation of K-12 students, teachers, and faculty/staff members engaging in educational activities in a school setting. Field Experience at Texas State University is most commonly referred to as Blocks.

  • Blocks: a set of classes that will introduce you to reflective observation of students, teachers, and faculty/staff engaging in educational activities in a school setting.
  • You will spend two full days a week on a school campus. This is an immersive, hands-on experience that both fulfills the TEA requirement for field-based experience and prepares you for Student Teaching.