Walden’s signature Virtual Field Experience (VFE®)

  • Observe the best practices of lead teachers from across the U.S., via video.
  • Gain exposure to a variety of teaching styles, students, classroom settings, and activities in each segment.
  • Commit to 3 to 5 hours for viewing VFE® videos and completing corresponding assignments.

Supervised Classroom-Based Field Experience

Enhance your newly gained knowledge with supervised, hands-on field experiences in classrooms or similar education settings (beginning in your second semester).

  • Participate at the age or grade for which you are seeking licensure, as determined by each specialization and specified in each course.
  • Spend a minimum of fifteen hours per course to complete the experience.
  • Plan to be in the classroom while school is in session. (You may be required to adjust your personal or professional schedule.)

Demonstration Teaching

  • Complete demonstration teaching during your last semester.
  • Enjoy the support and mentorship of both an experienced teacher and a Walden faculty member.
  • Gradually assume complete responsibility for an actual classroom.
  • Make a full-time, 12-week commitment to be in the classroom while school is in session. (You will be required to adjust your personal or professional schedule.)

Note: Due to the traditional school calendar we do not offer demonstration teaching experiences during the summer semester.