Field Placements 2017/2018

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Observation and Practicum Placement Request Information
The purpose of this form is to request and get approval for your observation and/or practicum placement from the district.  Be sure that the information that you enter is accurate.

The Process
  • Your request is automatically emailed to the contact that you select from the Practicum and Observation Contact List and you receive a copy of the request to your RIC email account.
  • The district or school emails their approval of your request directly TO YOU.
  • You must wait for approval from the district or school contact prior to allowing students to enter schools. Students who arrive at the schools when placements have not been approved are asked to leave.
    • Approval could take up to 2 months.
  • If you have not yet received approval, you follow up with the district or school contact directly. 
  • If your request is denied, you must submit a new request through this site.
  • After your placement has been approved, you must inform teacher candidates that they need to have a current BCI done and need to provide you and the school/district with copies.  Please see BCI  Policy and Procedure and BCI District Preferences. 
    • Students can't begin their practicum placements until the BCI is submitted to you and the proper district contact.
  • If you want to know  the rate of pay that your clinical instructor will receive, view the Practicum Pay Rates.
Important Notes:
  •  Districts/schools now require that all requests include student names.
  • RIC students must strictly follow BCI procedures. All students must carry a copy of their BCI report with them at all times.

If you have questions, please contact the Office of Partnerships and Placements, at
1. Faculty Information
If your school is in Providence click for a listing (displays in a new window) of Schools in the Providence Zone
to determine the zone (Elementary/Innovation/Secondary) for the school before making your selection below.
OTHER School
5. Teachers
If you do not have a specific teacher with whom you want your students to work please type, "Please Recommend."
First AND Last Name separated by a comma
First AND Last Name separated by a comma.
First AND Last Name separated by a comma.
First AND Last Name separated by a comma.
You must COPY and PASTE the name and email address from the Practicum and Observation Contact ListIf you listed "other" as a school and entered your own school name, please enter the correct name and email address of your contact.
6. Contact for this placement request. *This question is required.
7. Have you placed students at another school or with additional teachers? *This question is required.