EDUC 208 Introductory Practicum


Springfield Class Meetings

All meetings are on Wednesdays at either 8 a.m. or 5 p.m. in the Lay Hall Auditorium.

  • August 25, 2021
  • September 1, 2021
  • October 27, 2021
  • November 10, 2021
  • December 1, 2021

EDUC 212 and 213: Professional Preparation for the Field of Teacher Education

All students enrolled in EDUC 212 and 213 are required to attend both meetings in order to complete the course satisfactorily.

  • September 15, 2021 via ZOOM
  • October 6, 2021 via ZOOM

Background Clearance

To register online, complete the following steps.

  • Submit online registration at
  • Read and follow the ‘Online Registration Instructions.’
  • Once registered, notify
  • A background screening will be run on the student. Once the background check has been completed, a clearance letter will be e-mailed to the student and will be accessible to the School of Education & Child Development.

If you are unable to pay online, complete the following steps. Keep in mind it will take many weeks for a paper form to be processed and will delay your approval to begin practicum hours.

  • Visit and select “Register Online”
  • Click “Registration” • Click “Registration Forms”
  • Click “Worker Registration Form”
  • Fill out the form as a student/volunteer and print
  • Attach a copy of your social security card and payment.
  • Send all documents to Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, ATTN: Fee Receipts, P.O. Box 570, Jefferson City, MO, 65102

Field Experience Coordinators

Sherri Peterson (Springfield)

The Coordinator of Field Experiences is the central contact in the School of Education and Child Development (SECD) at Drury University for students and school personnel who have questions about the status of a student teaching or practicum placement.

Please contact Sherri Peterson if you are a student completing your practicum experiences through the Springfield campus. To contact Ms. Peterson, please call her at (417) 873-6685 or email at

Nancy Sipes (St. Robert) 

Please contact Nancy Sipes if you are a student completing your practicum experiences through the St. Robert campus. To contact Ms. Sipes, please call her at (573) 451-2400 or email at