CCSD Field Observations

Introductory Courses

One of the most rewarding aspects of EDU 201, EDU 202, or EDU 203 is the opportunity to observe and work with students at a grade level you are interested in eventually teaching. CSN’s introductory courses require all students to complete a ten (10) hour "Field Observation" in one of  CCSD’s public schools. At the bottom of this page, you will find directions on how to request an official field observation placement. Every attempt will be made by CCSD to place you in the Geographic Region and Preferred School that you request. * Students are NOT ALLOWED to contact schools, principals, or teaching staff themselves in order to arrange their own placement. CCSD disallows this, and it will cause LENGTHY delays in getting your official validated placement from CCSD's Curriculum and Instruction Division. Placements are arranged entirely by the CSN Field Observation Coordinator... and NOT by CSN students. Once your request is received and processed, you will receive details regarding your official placement from your current CSN professor. Only then, will you contact the school and meet with your assigned cooperating teacher. During your first school visit, both you and your assigned cooperating teacher will design a mutually agreeable schedule in order for you to complete the remainder of your required (10) contact hours.