Field Education is supervised volunteer experience in church, para-church, and community organizations. To view the mission statement, philosophy and objectives of Field Ed please view the Field Ed Handbook.
Well, for starters you cannot graduate without the required number of Field Ed credits. The accrediting body of Providence University College requires that all graduates must complete practical Christian service as a graduation requirement.
Field Ed is an important part of your Christian education. This is where we put into practice everything learned in the classroom. For example, just as a student in the aviation program needs to actually spend time in an airplane, every student in a Christian university needs to spend time in practical service. Consider Field Ed the “practicum” for your entire Providence education.
Most students are already serving somewhere. In many cases, Field Ed simply gives you credit for what you are already doing.
You can see all of the posted Field Ed opportunities on the Field Ed Bulletin Board located on Level 0 of the Hannah building near the washrooms.
You can find Field Ed in many places in the community and here on campus. Here are some ideas:
These are only a few ideas. If you have an idea for Field Ed, but you’re not sure if it qualifies, please see the Field Ed Director.
Hand in a completed contract at my office – 2H34 across from classroom 1. You cannot register online or through the Registrar’s office.
Does it make a difference if study full-time or part-time? No, full-time and part-time students have the same Field Ed graduation requirements.
If you are transferring to Providence, please see the Field Ed Directorr to find out how many Field Ed credits you need.
If you have two of more years of full-time ministry experience you may be exempt from Field Ed. Please see the Field Ed Director.
Every Field Ed credit must be a MINIMUM of 2 hours per week for a MINIMUM of 10 weeks. Therefore the minimum number of hours required for a Field Ed credit is 20 hours.
This DOES NOT mean that 40 hours at one placement earns a student 2 Field Ed credits. 20 hours is only the minimum requirement. If you have further questions please see the Field Ed Director.
Yes. You can do a minimum of 3 weeks full-time (i.e. camp work) to earn a Field Ed credit or it can be spaced out 2 hours per week over 10 weeks as you would during the year. Students who do Field Ed in the summer should return in fall with a completed Summer Field Ed Form and Reflective Paper.
Only returning students are eligible for Summer Field Ed, not freshmen. For more information see the Field Ed Handbook.
See the Field Ed General Guide
See the Field Ed General Guide
You can print them off the website or you can pick them up outside the door of the Field Ed Director’s office.
No. Field Ed is a pass/fail course. If you complete all the requirements you will pass; if you do not, you will fail.
Providence does not have vehicles for Field Ed use, but students may be reimbursed for mileage if they meet the following criteria:
FEOD is Field Ed Opportunity Day and it happens on January 10. This is a day when many organizations set up booths in the SLC to show you the opportunities available to you for Field Ed. If you are looking for a Field Ed placement then this is the day to find one.
SMOD is Summer Ministry Opportunity Day and it happens on February 13. This is a day when many camps set up booths so you can learn about the possibility of spending time at camp and earning Field Ed credits at the same time.
The Field Ed Director’s office is 2H34 across from classroom 1 or you can send him an email.
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