Office of Professional Experiences

Field Experiences

Placement Process

Field experience courses give WCE students the opportunity to gain experience in B-12 classroom settings. Requirements for these courses vary, and full descriptions of each field experience can be found in the Course Requirements section of this webpage. When you are enrolled in a field experience class, the Office of Professional Experiences provides your field experience placement. Please click here for a full explanation of the Field Experience Placement Process for Fall 2021 and Spring 2022.

WCE has several online programs and the distance education process for placements varies by program. Please contact Ms. Nicole Geczi, Coordinator of Out of Area Placements and Lateral Entry Teachers, at geczin@uncw.edu before enrolling in a program or courseworkfor more information about the field experience and internship requirements. In order to be approved for an out of area placement, students must complete the Out of Area Placement Packet. This packet will be provided by Ms. Geczi. Field and Internship placements are made in the Watson College PDS counties and in the extended region, per the PDS and Regional County Map. 

Professional Expectations:

Field experience students are responsible for reviewing and adhering to the field experience general expectations. Please also review the WCE professional dispositions for teacher candidates:

Please be aware that field experience placements are made only in partnership school systems. For a list of partnership systems and schools, please visit the PDS website.

Application Instructions:

  • Go to https://uncw.edu/ and click on Current Students link
  • Click on MySeaport link on left
  • Log in to MySeaport and click on Academics Tab
  • You will see Watson College of Education on the right side of the page
  • Click Field Experience Application
  • Complete form and click Submit*

*If changes occur in the information included on the application after the application is completed, the student should complete the application again with the updated information. All changes must be made prior to the application deadline.

Viewing placements on MySeaport:

  • Follow first four steps under application instructions
  • Click Field Experience & Internship Placements

Field Experience Courses and Requirements

Are you wondering which of your courses require field experience and what the requirements are for these courses? Please see the link below, which lists all field experience courses for this semester and a description of the requirements for these courses.

Placement Materials and School Calendars

2021-2022 School System Calendars:

Evaluations

At the end of each fall and spring semester, the Office of Professional Experiences works with our school partners to distribute and collect field experience evaluations for students who completed field work in the public schools. This feedback is then shared with the Watson College course instructors and is used in the development of our students.

Students are responsible for following up with their field experience teachers to ensure that they received and submitted the electronic evaluation. Students are evaluated based on the criteria below:

 

Contact Information

Ms. Stephanie Glowa
Field Experience Coordinator
glowas@uncw.edu
(910) 962-3086

Ms. Nicole Geczi
Coordinator of Out of Area Placements and Lateral Entry Teachers
geczin@uncw.edu
(910) 962-3561