Field experience and clinical practice are part of your coursework. You may be placed in schools, health clinics, mentoring programs, and other community settings, or as a tutor. UGA program coordinators or instructors and the Office of Student Services work together with our community partners to arrange placements.
Your skills are strengthened as you progress through these real-world experiences. Often, the process is:
Looking for an overseas teaching experience? Teacher education majors may complete part of their clinical practice semester abroad through the Consortium for Overseas Student Teaching (COST) program, but note that you must apply well in advance of your clinical practice semester. Find more information on UGA's program and deadlines.
A service-learning experience is a chance for you to become engaged in the community and work with children and youth in a variety of capacities. You may serve as a volunteer, tutor, or mentor in community settings or after-school programs.
You may be required to, or opt to take, certain courses that require field experience that are not included in your professional cohort sequence. Find out more about this type of experience and documentation to submit.
When you are admitted into a professional program, you may submit a single Professional Field and Clinical Application, which includes all the courses in your program that require field placements. Find courses and placement guidelines.
We are happy to answer your questions about experiential learning opportunities in the College of Education.