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Office of Clinical Practice

The Office of Clinical Practice is committed to providing a range of field experiences that prepare our graduates to be impactful educators and professionals in a diverse society. We strive to make the process efficient and organized across all programs. Our team is dedicated to serving the College of Education in the following ways:

  • Developing school and community partnerships and administering clinical-related contracts
  • Arranging field experiences and clinical placements
  • Supporting research projects
  • Offering international student teaching opportunities and supporting other College of Education study abroad programs
  • Providing resources for students to engage as volunteers in the community
  • Providing general support and resources for satisfying the UGA experiential learning requirement
Placements, Student Teaching, and Clinical PracticeField experience and clinical practice are part of your coursework, placing you in schools, health clinics, mentoring programs, and other community settings, or as a tutor.
Consortium for Overseas Student Teaching (COST)Explore international student teaching opportunities that blend coursework with real-world experiences that allow you to also learn about the people and culture of the host country. Drop by our office in suite 612 between 2-5 p.m on Wednesdays to learn more.
Experiential learningView the list of approved experiential learning course activities . The College of Education also accepts any S-suffix service-learning course, CURO course, UGA-approved study abroad program courses, or any course or non-credit activity approved by another UGA school or college to satisfy the Experiential Learning Requirement. You may also visit the UGA Office of Clinical Practice for more information on the requirement.

Program Contacts

Program AreaContact Person
Agricultural EducationMaureen Bishop
Art EducationMaureen Bishop
Athletic TrainingStacey Neuharth‐Pritchett
Communication Sciences and DisordersAnna Hiers
Dance EducationMaureen Bishop
Elementary EducationMaureen Bishop
English EducationAnna Hiers
ESOL/TESOLMaureen Bishop
Gifted EndorsementMaureen Bishop
Health and Physical EducationAnna Hiers
Learning Design and TechnologyAnna Hiers
Math EducationMaureen Bishop
Middle School EducationAnna Hiers
Music EducationAnna Hiers
School Counseling and Counselor Education and SupervisionAnna Hiers
Science EducationMaureen Bishop
Social Studies EducationAnna Hiers
Special Education Birth-KindergartenAnna Hiers
Special EducationAnna Hiers
Workforce EducationAnna Hiers
World Language EducationAnna Hiers
EDUC 2120, EPSY 2130 Tort form supportMaureen Bishop

Program Coordinators

Art EducationChristina Hanawalt
Dance EducationRebecca Gose
Elementary EducationBeth Wurzburg
Educational LeadershipJami Berry
English EducationJamie Hogan
Health and Physical EducationBryan McCullick
Instructional TechnologyT.J. Kopcha
Mathematics EducationKelly Edenfield
Middle Grades EducationAmy Murphy
Music EducationJohanna Royo
Professional School CounselingGeorge McMahon
School Nutrition DirectorDonna Holcomb
Science EducationGeorgia Hodges
Social Studies EducationSonia Janis
Special EducationAlicia Davis
Speech Language PathologyAnne Marcotte
Teaching English to Speakers of Other LanguagesLou Tolosa-Casadont
Workforce EducationJoyce Elaine Adams
World Language EducationLou Tolosa-Casadont

Office of Academic Programs Contacts

Questions about:Contact:
AccreditationStacey Neuharth-Pritchett
AssessmentAnne McDonald
CertificationKate Character
FoliotekShayla Lee
GACEKrista Vanderpool
PlacementsAnna Hiers
Student ServicesLaurie Zielinski
Teacher Candidate EvaluationsCoordinators

Faculty and Staff

Maureen Bishop
Clinical Placement Coordinator
Anna Durden Hiers
Lead Clinical Placement and COST Coordinator
Sara B. Kajder
Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Practice

Contact Info

612 Aderhold Hall 110 Carlton Street Athens, Georgia 30602
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