FINDING A PLACEMENT
The process of securing a field education placement is interactive and involves the student, his or her advisor, and various field education site supervisors. The initial meeting between the student and field education advisor allows each to meet the other and begin to explore the student’s gifts for and calling to ministry.
Subsequent meetings between the student and his or her advisor get to the basics of assessing the student’s already developed skills and targeting areas for further development. During these meetings, the field education advisor will provide information to the student on available sites in the pool of established and approved sites on file in the Office of Field Education. Based on his or her experience with the sites in the approved pool and knowledge about the supervisor, the advisor will suggest several sites that he or she feels will be able to meet the student’s needs. The student is also encouraged to explore the field education database for sites that may be a good fit based on the student’s gifts, goals for formation, and sense of call.