Individual Field Experience Hours (EDU3405) are service learning opportunities found outside other courses. They should be related to the work of the teaching ministry. To complete the course, a minimum of 50 hours of experiences are required. The activities should include work in three categories:
A. Interaction with Adults (ages 19 & older) – Must be gained in a congregation or in the community. Minimum of 5 hours in at least two different types of activities.
B. School Activities – Must be gained in a preschool, elementary, or secondary school depending on your program. Must be done during the regular school day during the regular school year. Minimum of 10 hours.
C. Interaction with Children (ages 0-18) – Must be gained involving interaction with children or adolescents in a congregation or in the community. Minimum of 15 hours in at least two different types of activities.
The 50 hours of experiences are to be completed by the time one applies for student teaching which usually occurs in the spring semester of Year 3. All experiences must be gained after graduation from high school.