A course-related fee is associated with internships and practicums in educator preparation programs at the University of West Georgia. The fee, which was endorsed by the West Georgia Student Government Association, is used to provide honoraria to members of schools who assist our undergraduate and graduate students in their field placements including the student teaching internship experience. The funds will also be used for costs associated with field experiences such as evaluation forms and supervision travel.
In order to collect, manage and use candidate performance data for program improvement and to monitor candidate progress, the College of Education uses a system called Tk20. Graduate students are asked to purchase this instructional resource when they are admitted to a program (degree and non-degree). The subscription is active for 10 years and serves as the basis for an assessment system that supports efforts to maintain accreditation such as NCATE, CACREP, and ACC. Additional information can be found on course syllabi and on the COE Assessment homepage.