Office of Field Experiences and Clinical Practice
Field experiences and culminating clinical practice are integral components of all initial educator preparation programs in the College of Education at Georgia Southern University.
The College has strong longstanding collaborative partnerships with P-12 schools to provide a wide-range of field experience and clinical practice sites for teacher candidates. Teacher candidates receive diverse field experiences approximately a 70 mile radius of each Georgia Southern campus. Candidates can expect the maximum one-way travel to schools is 70 miles or less from either Georgia Southern campus to a school placement. (This policy does not apply to candidates in a fully on-line MAT program.) Formal agreements are signed annually between the College of Education and school districts to identify the roles and responsibilities for each partner involved in field experiences.
With the intent of maximizing benefits, a set of procedures for field experience implementation has been identified. The structure described on this and linked pages is to be followed for the placement, monitoring and exiting of each Georgia Southern University undergraduate student in a field experience.
Visit the Office of Initial Educator Preparation and Assessment website for additional information.