The purpose of pre-student teaching field experiences is to give students pursuing teacher education a systematic, planned sequence of experiences in appropriate educational settings. These experiences are designed to familiarize students with principles of classroom management and the teaching-learning process in practical and real school environments and to help them learn how to teach.
Burris Observation Instructions
Note: Students must complete the video "Protecting Children from Sexual Misconduct" before
observation requests will be processed.
Requests to observe at Burris are done
online. Login to rGrade. Enter your Ball State username and password.
Select “Click here to Request and
observation”. Observations take 3
business days to process.
Complete the request form making sure you pay
close attention to the policy statement.
You will receive a confirmation number by
e-mail. Take that with you when you
Within 48 hours or 2 business days you will
receive an Approval or Denial via e-mail.
***For more detailed instructions on how to submit an online request for observation at Burris, click here.
If you are unable to make it to your
observation, please contact OTES at 765-285-1168
Muncie Community and
Delaware County Schools
Students who wish to observe in a Muncie Community or
Delaware County School must come to TC 205 and complete a request form. Ten working days are required to process the
observation request but students should allow a few days longer for the
Delaware County Schools. If the
student’s request is denied, this office will notify the student by e-mail as
soon as we are notified. Students and
instructors can track the progress of the request on the student’s rGrade site.
Unless their observation request is denied, students must
come the day of or the day before the scheduled observation and pick up the
paperwork to take with them. Students
must pick up the paperwork before the
scheduled observation. The schools are
instructed to deny the student access without the proper paperwork. If a student is permitted access without the
proper paperwork, it is still counted as a “No Show” and the student will need
to do another observation.
Once the student has completed the observation and has the
teacher sign their paperwork, he/she must return the signed paperwork to the
Office of Teacher Education Services.
Outside of Delaware County
Students are permitted to observe classrooms outside of
Muncie and Delaware County. It is the
student’s responsibility to schedule the observation prior to the visit. The student will be required to follow all
policies and procedures of the school being observed.
Students must come to TC 205 to pick up the blue form required for
observations outside of Delaware County.
Upon completion of the observation, the student must return the signed
form to TC 205.
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