Education 208/209 Students

EDUC 208/209 Prerequisites


This class is a field experience class. You will meet for weekly face-to-face sessions with your instructor throughout the semester and you will spend the balance of your class hours at a local elementary, middle, or high school. You will need reliable transportation. Bus service is not convenient to many of the schools served. You must have time in your schedule to visit the school at least two times per week for a minimum of 90 minutes at a time. Fridays are discouraged because of district recess and early release schedules. If you do not meet these requirements, contact the instructor or consider taking class during another semester.

There are several prerequisites that you must complete prior to beginning your field experience for this class.  Field experience will begin on or before the fourth week of class. These mandatory items are required by the schools in which you will be placed. They are for your safety, as well as the safety of the students you will serve.

If you believe you have any of these documents already on file with the Education Department, please email us at

Items to complete Prior to beginning of EDUC 208/209 classes:

TB Screening

This screening can be performed by your family doctor or on campus at the University Counseling and Health Center ($10). Call 920-465-2380 to make an appointment. TB Testing Information from the Counseling and Health Center

Please bring proof of negative test results to Rose Hall 320 or mail to: UW-Green Bay, Phuture Phoenix, 2420 Nicolet Dr., Green Bay, WI 54311

Caregiver Background Check Information

This is done online. Click this link--Certified Profile--and enter the package code UM19bg next to the "Place Order" button. Follow instructions to set up an account. Cost is $33.

Mandatory Reporting Training

This is done online. Click this link--Mandatory Reporting--then watch the video, print or take a screenshot of the certificate, and bring it to your EDUC 208 class.

Volunteer Tracker Application

This is done online. Click this link--Volunteer Tracker--then create an account and select UW-Green Bay Phuture Phoenix under the Partnerships column of the "Check all activities for which you wish to volunteer" section of your profile.  *Please note* You must create your Volunteer Tracker account before starting class but you do not need to complete your account Profile until you select your school for your field placement.  For instructions on creating your Volunteer Tracker account click here.

EDUC 209 Credit Information

Spring Semester
One Credit
  • Enroll in EDUC 209, Section 2
  • Attend a training session (you will be notified when training sessions are scheduled)
  • be a "tour guide" for a Phuture Phoenix campus visit
  • complete follow-up contacts with your tour group as assigned by Phuture Phoenix staff
  • be a positive role model
Two Credits

All the involvement that 1 credit has, plus:

  • Enroll in EDUC 209, Section 1
  • 30 hours (about 2 hours per week) working with students in our tutoring program
  • students must track hours spent with children
  • will require a background check ($33.00 - $55 if lived oustide WI in past 3 years) & TB screener ($10 at the campus Health center)
Three Credits

All the involvement that 1 and 2 credits has, plus:

  • 45 hours (about 3 hours per week) working with students in our tutoring program


  • Grading will be on a pass/NC basis only.  All hours must logged by the deadline listed in the syllabus.    

If you have questions about any of these prerequisites for Education 208, please contact the Phuture Phoenix office at (920) 465-2992.
Mary Sue Lavin - Director, Phuture Phoenix