Placement Procedures


The teacher candidacy experience consists of two separate six-hour courses.  Each six-hour course represents a student teaching placement in a K-12 school.  A University Supervisor and a Cooperating Teacher are assigned to each candidate for each course.  Educational Field Experiences strives to place students within a 60 mile radius from campus.  Requests for placements beyond the 60 mile radius are considered by the Directors, when an additional application is submitted.

Area Placements

1. Teacher Candidates 

  • Get the Teacher Candidate Agreement Form at one the Teacher Candidacy Preparation Workshops held in the 2nd and 3rd week of the semester prior to teacher candidacy semester.
  • Get requested signatures on Teacher Candidate Agreement form and return to EFE by the end of October for Spring candidates and by the end of February for Fall candidates.
  • Using Tk20, complete application to begin Teacher candidacy by October 15th for Spring candidates and by February 15th for Fall candidates.
  • Enroll with The University of Southern Mississippi for semester of final field experience.


2. Teacher Candidates

  • Contact school administration upon notification of placement.
  • Prepare for teacher candidacy responsibilities.