Tutor Placement

Tutor Placement Information

All education majors, regardless of whether they're enrolled in an education course or not, must complete a 20-hour field placement requirement each semester leading up to their teaching assistantship. A total of 100 hours are required before students begin their teaching assistantship.

Non-education majors enrolled in an education class with a field placement component MUST also fulfill the 20-hour per semester requirement during any semester in which they are enrolled in an education course. Unless other arrangements are made between the professor and the student.

Undergraduate Student Agreement

  • If you are unable to make it to your field placement, please call the school where you are assigned. Contact information for the school will be provided/listed in your placement packet.
  • Try to be at your site 10 minutes prior to your designated time. If you need directions, stop into our office.
  • Report to the main office to sign in before your session and then return to the office after the session to sign out. If you do not follow this procedure, your hours will not properly be recorded.
  • If any problems or questions arise at your site, you may contact lmaerten@niagara.edu. 
  • You must notify the site if you will be absent from your placement. Please let the site know you will be absent ASAP.
  • Proper dress is required. Please use your discretion - this should be looked at as a job site. Remember, you will be viewed as a role model to many of the young children!
  • If you need transportation to your site, you will typically be scheduled to leave 30 minutes prior to the start of your placement.

Private Placement Information

  • Although we primarily serve the school districts in the immediate surrounding area (Niagara Falls, Niagara-Wheatfield and Lewiston-Porter), opportunities for field experience exist throughout Western New York. Commuting students can arrange for a field placement closer to their home if they wish. These students should go to the Teacher Education Office to secure the proper paperwork for a "private placement." It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that their private placement meets all course/program requirements.