All teacher education programs require satisfactory completion of field experiences. Check with appropriate College of Education departments for information on field experience requirements and procedures for application.
Application/enrollment for placements for all practicum, internship, and block courses must be completed through Tk20. Field experience applications are due the semester prior to enrollment. Due dates for submittal will be announced on the Office of Field Based Preparation website at www.westga.edu/ofe.
Students are expected to complete all professional education and content course work prior to their teaching internship (student teaching) semester. Traditionally, students enrolled in the teaching internship have been limited to no more than 12 hours, defined as 9 hours of internship and 3 hours of student teaching seminar. With advisor consent, students may be allowed to complete one additional course during their teaching internship. Under no circumstances will students be allowed to take more than one additional course during their teaching internship.