Teacher candidates living in New York City and Chicago: Please note that a MOA Partnership Agreement must be in place with a school district for clinical field placements. American University’s School of Education does not currently have a MOA partnership agreement with New York City Public Schools or Chicago Public Schools; therefore, you will not be able to complete your clinical field placement in one of these school districts. Alternatively, you can complete your practicum and/or student teaching in a charter school or private school. If you are a paid employee of a school, please contact the Field Placement Coordinator Caryn Ash at firstname.lastname@example.org to determine if your paid position can be used as your practicum and/or student teaching. For all questions regarding your field placement, please contact the Field Placement Coordinator Caryn Ash at email@example.com.