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Offices of Field Experience & Licensure
Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Rarick Hall 220
Phone: 785-628-5828

Offices of Field Experiences & Licensure

The purpose of the Elementary Internships is to provide an opportunity for initial candidates to obtain experience in the teaching and assessment of social studies, reading and language arts, mathematics, and science.

The purpose of the Early Childhood Unified (ECU) Internships is to provide an opportunity for candidates to obtain experience in the teaching and assessment of art, music, health/P.E., social studies, language development, math and science.

Pedagogic skills like management of a classroom, making adjustments for individual student needs, utilizing developmentally appropriate practices, and reflecting on performance are enhanced under the supervision of education faculty and quality mentor teachers.

Student Internship Resources


In the last year of their programs, candidates will pair up with seasoned mentors for their student teaching experience. Master teachers are selected by principals and FHSU placement personnel to guide candidates in the final phase of their pre-service experience.

Student Teacher Resources



Mr. Shawn Henderson

College of Education
Director of Field Experience
Rarick Hall 220C

Mr. Henderson is responsible for coordinating with K-12 schools regarding the placement of education field experiences including student teaching. He also assigns and trains supervisors of clinical experiences.

Ms. Lacie Shoemaker
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College of Education
Coordinator of Internships
Rarick Hall 220A

Ms. Shoemaker coordinates the placements for candidates completing elementary, early childhood, and  special education field experiences.  

Mrs. Andi Beckman
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College of Education
Academic Program Specialist
Rarick Hall 216

Mrs. Beckman processes applications to teacher education and student teaching. Andi also determines eligibility and communicates with candidates regarding their status.

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College of Education
Senior Administrative Assistant
Rarick Hall 220

The Senior Administrative Assistant coordinates the information flow for the Office of Field Experiences and Licensure in regards to contracts with supervisors and school districts. They also confirms placements, travel authorizations, and reimbursement. 

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