Junior Field Study Program

The Junior Field Study program allows students from the Gresham cohort at Mt. Hood Community College to observe and experience multiple classrooms over a three-week period in May. The students are based in one of four locations, Umatilla, Enterprise, John Day, or Burns. The selected students conduct interviews, reflect on observations, and learn about the opportunities to teach in a rural location away from the metro Portland area. Grant funding from the Oregon Department of Education based on grant initiative and funding recommendation from the Educator Advancement Council allows students the opportunity to participate in this program without out-of-pocket cost.