Our database contains all current field education placements. Sites enter and update their information, which is then approved by our advisors. Students can search the approved site list by different criteria to help in their placement search. Sites should read and update their profiles every August to ensure accurate information.
Students begin interviewing at sites as early as the end of October. They are required to have all summer and academic-year placements finalized by April 1st. Many students will have a placement in mind when they return for classes in late January, so updating your database information in the fall can be very helpful.
Our office hosts two recruitment events every year, one in November and one in February. Sites are eligible to attend one of the events every academic year. If you are unable to attend for any reason, we can provide printouts of your profile to students at the events. Check the Supervisor Calendar above for current dates.
Once you have offered a student a position and the student has accepted, both you and the student should contact the Office of Field Education to start the paperwork process. The FE office will check that the current online profile is our system is accurate; if not, you will be asked to update. Once the information is accurate, you will be sent a copy of the job description and Partnership in Ministry Agreement to sign and return. The FE office will email the student to come and sign the paperwork when the Partnership in Ministry Agreement is returned to the office with your signature. Complete paperwork with a signed Partnership in Ministry Agreement is due by April 1st (or the first work day in April). Copies of the signed paperwork will be provided to both the supervisor and the student.
Because academic credit is awarded for ever field education course, students and supervisors are required to submit course work during the placement. It is the student’s responsibility to turn in all portions of the course documents by their due dates. However, supervisors should be aware of the due dates and plan time to complete their portions in a timely manner.
Academic Year Placements
Year-Long Intensive Placements
Current due dates are listed in the Supervisor Calendar above and on the documents themselves below:
“Through my field education placement at Trinity Presbyterian Church in East Brunswick, New Jersey, I discovered my gift to minister to all age groups. ”