The Future STEMS From Education
The Fusion Center supports STEM Education, Innovations, and International Programs for the College of Education.
The center also houses the UTeach program, a nationally acclaimed program used for preparing STEM teachers and is a point of outreach to schools and students in the region, providing workshops for teachers and exciting summer projects and competitions for students.
STEM Competition: Competitive Events for Students
Each team of four students will rotate through the following four event categories. Teams can be composed of no more than four members. Each school can send two teams. The time for each event is 50 minutes.Learn More
The UWG Department of Communication Sciences and Professional Counseling is collaborating with an established medical service program to provide Professional Counseling and Speech Language Pathology students with a service learning and cultural immersion opportunity in Quito, Ecuador.
Graduates student enrolled in these programs will work directly with vulnerable populations in Ecuador through the provision of mental health and speech language services, as a part of the students’ program of study. Students will provide these services in a variety of medical settings in both urban and rural areas of Ecuador.Learn More
The study abroad to London/Brighton serves two purposes: to provide our graduate students with a more global perspective of education and to carry out a service learning project with Brighton Table Tennis Club. By participating, our graduate students will have the opportunity to experience a broader cultural experience than they would through their course work. Students will gain a broader perspective of education globally through visits to a suburban k-12 school (Patcham School) in Brighton and an urban college (University of Roehampton, Whitelands College) in London to interact with faculty, staff, and students. London/Brighton is an English-speaking area; yet there are many opportunities for multicultural experiences as a result of their large immigrant populationsLearn More
San Jose, Costa Rica
This College of Education Costa Study Abroad program goals are as follows:
- Gain insight into the daily life and routine of classroom teachers, children and families in a country outside of the United States
- Develop pedagogical skills specifically related to educating diverse populations
- Be more marketable as a classroom teacher upon return
- Gain cross-cultural student experience for personal enrichment
The College of Education's Study Abroad in Belize program gives students international field observation experience (10 hours) in Belize helping 5th grade students prepare for their standardized tests using literacy lessons that have already been developed.
Students will also have the opportunity to interact with high school students at Ocean Academy on Caye Caulker. Students will learn about Belizian schooling, the educational system, culture, history and environment through special programs and excursions including Creole ceremonial drumming, a guided night tour of the Belize zoo, a visit to the Saturday market, tour of Mayan ruins, ceremonial cave tour, cave tubing, guided reef snorkeling, and a kayak tour of a mangrove forest.Learn More
Do you want to learn Chinese while also gaining a better understanding of what life is like in contemporary China? Spend a semester or a year at the International College of Southwest University in Chongqing, China. Students can enroll in a year-long language program based on their skill-level, from absolute beginner to advanced.
Chongqing is an important hub of transportation and commerce. It is surrounded by mountains and situated at the point where the Jailing and Yangtze Rivers meet. Once the provisional capitol of China, Chongqing is steeped in history, both ancient and recent; nearby attractions include the 7th century Dazu Rock Carvings (a UNESCO World Heritage site) and an underwater museum near the Three Gorges Dam.Learn More
The International Services and Programs Office serves as the hub for international education opportunities on the University of West Georgia campus.
We support the university's mission, as articulated in its Strategic Plan, "to engage all student populations in high impact, experiential learning" by supporting the development of cost efficient and academically rich study abroad programs in all academic units of the institution.Learn More
Mursion is a new and innovative way of helping teacher or counselor candidates prepare for challenges they may face in future classrooms, and helping active teachers adjust to the ever changing world of education.Learn More
uCode is a Saturday coding club where kids and young adults (aged 7-17) in the Carroll County community can come with parents or interested adults to grow their skills related to computer programming.
uCode uses a mentoring model, whereby knowledgeable mentors are available for informal, just-in-time help as kids pursue a given programming quest. Kids 13 and older can come without the accompaniment of an adult.Learn More
UTeach is an innovative and highly successful teacher preparation program for students majoring in science and mathematics. The University of West Georgia is one of three institutions in the state selected to replicate the UTeach model.
UTeach was specifically created to attract the widest range of bright science and mathematics majors into secondary teaching careers, to prepare them with an advanced field-intensive curriculum, and to promote field retention through induction support and ongoing professional development.Learn More