Need to apply for a placement?
All undergraduate education students who are not enrolled in a methods class must apply for a placement. All students enrolled in an undergraduate education course, regardless of major, must also apply for a placement.
Graduate cohort students receive their applications during orientation.
Niagara University education majors have the benefit of gaining experience right from the first semester of their freshman year. These pre-service hours are arranged through Lil Maerten, office coordinator, teacher education.
A 20-hour per semester requirement allows our students to complete 100 hours of field service before beginning their teaching assistantship, which is also arranged through the Office of Teacher Education. Placements are made based upon the student's area of certification and will provide them with a variety of assignments during the first five semesters of their education. Students may be placed as classroom assistants or as tutors working with individuals or small groups. With ties to nearly all the schools in the Niagara region, Learn and Serve prides itself on providing a diversity of rich experiences for our education students.