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The Office of School Engagement serves as a bridge between the worlds of theory and practice in public education to improve the educational experiences of students and the professional lives of educators.

What We Do

  • We partner with the Clarke County School District through the Professional Development School District
  • We support Experience UGA, a field trip initiative to bring all Clarke County students (P-12) to UGA's campus each year
  • We engage with the UGA Archway Partnership in education initiatives
  • We facilitate Camp DIVE (Discover, Inquire, Voice, Explore) together with the Clarke County School District and the Athens-Clarke County Community. This engaging and enriching summer program serves to diminish 'summer slide' for K-8 children.

Contact Details

  • Address:
    629 Aderhold Hall
    110 Carlton Street
    Athens, Georgia 30602
  • Interim Director: Erica Gilbertson

Support our programs
Professional Development School District

Professional Development School District

We have a Professional Development School District partnership with Clarke County School District that includes 20 on-site courses, eight professors-in-residence, and more than 500 UGA students in the schools.

Experience UGA

Experience UGA

We support Experience UGA, a field trip initiative to bring all Clarke County students (P-12) to UGA's campus each year. Kindergarten students take a walking tour of campus led by Early Childhood Education majors and discuss shapes they see in buildings and surroundings.



Camp DIVE (Discover, Inquire, Voice, and Explore) is a partnership between the Clarke County School District (CCSD), the UGA College of Education, and the Athens-Clarke County community. The purpose of Camp DIVE is to provide an engaging and enriching summer experience for CCSD students in grades K-8 in order to prevent or diminish the well-known 'summer slide' phenomenon.

Learn more about the PDSD partnership between the UGA College of Education and Clarke County School District


'Inquiry fair' highlights teachers, candidates

May 2, 2018
More than 70 teacher candidates in the early childhood and middle grades programs shared inquiry projects in a gallery walk format and talked with UGA faculty and mentor teachers and administrators.