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Office of Field Based Preparation

**IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT**

Fall 2014 Field Experience Applications
are Available Now!

The priority term deadline is Monday, March 10th! If you want to ensure timely processing of your field experience application in order to register early, please submit your field experience application on or before Monday, March 10th.

All students applying for field experience should create and submit an application in Tk20. Please note: You must complete a new field experience application for each semester.

Please visit the Tk20 web page at www.westga.edu/coe/tk20 for instructions, video tutorials, and technical support!

Click here to learn more about the application process!


Welcome to the Office of Field Based Preparation (OFBP)! The OFBP is responsible for developing, coordinating, implementing, and evaluating all phases of field experiences as defined by the individual programs in the College of Education. Field experiences provide a continuum of real life opportunities that enable candidates to acquire the attitudes, knowledge, skills, and competencies essential to their development as professional educators.

The OFBP provides a variety of field-based opportunities in which candidates in the various certification programs observe, assist, instruct, and /or conduct research in academic settings defined by their programs. These experiences help to bridge the gap between theory and practice by presenting the candidates with firsthand matriculation in sites that have been carefully selected and monitored by the College of Education faculty and staff.