Field Orientation Resource Page (Education)

The page below contains links to relevant resources for students. Please bookmark this page in your web browser. It will be updated and expanded regularly.  It is organized in the following categories:

  • Essential Supports and Resources
  • COVID Related Resources
  • DESE Related Materials
  • MTEL And Licensure
  • BU Protection of Minors AND Field Site Background Checks
  • Sonia Field Database

Essential Supports and Resources

COVID Related Resources

DESE Related Materials

  • CAP Dashboard: CAP guidelines and the most up-to-date CAP forms and rubrics.  Always use this link to access CAP related materials.
  • CAP Annotated Overview: Organizer with links to required and recommended forms as well as brief descriptions of each form and how they fit within the CAP process.
  • DESE CAP Minimum Requirements: Snapshot of the DESE CAP minimum requirements for teacher candidates. Important: academic programs may exceed the DESE minimum. Please consult with your program’s faculty about program specific expectations.

MTEL And Licensure

BU Protection of Minors AND Field Site Background Checks

Please Bookmark This Resource Page and review these links:

  • Overarching Questions: points out the difference between BU Protection of Minors policy and field site background checks.
  • Summary Chart: provides a birds-eye view of what is needed
  • Action Flow Chart: breaks down the process into action steps
  • Essential Tips: provides key information you need to know to support this process
  • Protection of Minors FAQ 1d and 1h-i explains the BU POM requirements (x2) and how to submit them once they are completed
  • MA CORI FAQ 2f outlines the steps to complete the field site CORI and ID verification
  • Fingerprint FAQ 3d explains what to do if you previously completed a fingerprint for a MA public school… and FAQ 3f explains how to proceed if you did not
    • Note: This bullet applies to students in MA public schools.

Sonia Field Database