Field and Clinical Education

Field Experiences

All students in the College of Education's educator preparation programs participate in field experiences to spend time in local classrooms as part of their educational experiences at USF. Time spent in the field prepares students for the dynamic educational environments they can expect to encounter as professional educators.

In addition to the practicum and internships included as part of a student's degree program, below are some of the additional field experiences College of Education students can participate in. College of Education students can participate in additional field experiences, featured below.


go the extra mile with the SCATTER program

SCATTER students

The SunCoast Area Teacher Training and Education Research (SCATTER) program is the College of Education's honors program. Devoted to the professional development of its members through activities, research, and leadership opportunities provided by experts in the field of education, SCATTER is for students willing to go the extra mile and to do whatever it takes to ensure excellence in the teaching profession.

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help local students succeed with the tutor-a-bull program

USF student tutoring a K-12 student

The Tutor-a-Bull program strives to increase motivation for learning by providing academic support to struggling middle and high school students in Hillsborough County. USF education majors serve as paid Tutor-A-Bull tutors who regularly work with middle school students in Hillsborough County Public Schools to provide a more individualized learning experience.

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satisfy requirements with the ESOL Field Experience

Students with Globe

Many of our graduates will satisfy requirements toward eligibility of an English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). One of the requirements for the ESOL endorsement is the ESOL Late Field Experience.




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Volunteer with Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay

USF student teaching elementary school student

Students in the College of Education can earn classroom experience by volunteering with Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay as part of a "JA in a Day" event hosted each semester in local elementary schools.




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