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Faculty of Community Services

Information for field educators

Field educators play a pivotal role in providing Ryerson early childhood studies students with the opportunity to put theory into practice. Through their mentorship, students gain the valuable hands-on experience needed to begin their careers with skill and confidence.

Field education manual
Roles and responsibilities

Three individuals facilitate placements to ensure they run smoothly and meet student learning requirements:

  • The field educator is the on-site professional who will mentor and encourage students, model best practices and provide feedback on their performance.
  • The faculty advisor will support students through their placement experience; conduct online or on campus seminars, and facilitate on-site visits as required.
  • The field education coordinator will liaise between students, the field educator and the faculty advisor to ensure the overall success of the placement.

For more information, check out the Field Education Manual [PDF].


For sample evaluations, check out the placement links below. The evaluations provided are samples only. All evaluations are completed electronically. You will receive a link to the evaluation system via email and evaluate students at the midterm and at the end of their placement.

Full-time field placements


Part-time field placements


Workshops for field educators focus on:

  • student roles and responsibilities
  • evaluation process
  • field education policies and procedures

We typically hold two workshops per academic year. You will receive invitations via email.


Before the placement begins, you will be contacted by your student's faculty advisor.

Once the placement begins, the faculty advisor becomes the primary contact for any placement questions.

The field education coordinator and field education assistant can help with other related inquiries.