Field Experiences

The Professional Field Experience Program is designed to develop teaching skills in the context of a public Pre-K-12 school. It allows students to participate in a variety of teaching situations in different schools, with a focus on inner-city, low-income, high-minority settings. The goal of preclinical field experiences is to allow teacher candidates to gain an understanding of the needs of diverse learners. Field experiences allow for school partnerships that facilitate the development of preservice teachers, support the teaching process on each campus, and improve student achievement in public schools.

Students who are enrolled in preclinical courses with a required field-based experience will receive information about their field placement from the Director for Preclinical Field Experiences, Dr. Youmna Dbouk. Preclinical students are not expected to arrange their own field placements, but will be required to complete the necessary background checks and district-specific applications at the beginning of every semester. For more on background checks, the field policy, and other relevant field experience information, please click on each section below.

For updates on how Covid-19 has affected field experiences, please contact Dr. Dbouk at

Background Checks  
Courses Requiring Field Experience  
Field Experience Policy  
Dress Code Policy  
School Partnerships  

Contact Us

Office of Teacher Education Services
UTSA Main Campus
Main Building 3.310
Main Office Phone: 210-458-5420
Main Office Fax: 210-458-5794
Dr. Youmna Dbouk
Director of Pre-Clinical Field Experiences
Phone: (210) 458-6128
Fax: 210-458-5794

College of Education and Human Development
Main Building | One UTSA Circle | San Antonio, TX 78249
Phone: 210-458-4370 |