Office of Professional Development
The Office of Professional Development coordinates Field Experiences for students in teacher certification programs within the Department of Curriculum and Instruction (C&I) in the College of Education. Students must apply to our office to verify their eligibility to receive placements for Field Observations, Early Field Experiences, and Student Teaching. You will be placed according to your area of certification; certifications are listed on this page.
We also provide opportunities for job placement through our annual Education Career Day (Job Fair) which takes place on the UT Arlington campus during the middle of the Spring semester. School Districts and other educational employers occasionally advertise job openings through our office: follow us on Twitter to be notified of these opportunities.
Your field experiences are critical steps toward your development as a certified professional educator. The opportunity to practice what you have learned during your studies in a real school classroom under the mentorship of a Cooperating Teacher is a privilege and an irreplaceable component of your training. As such, we expect professional consideration and behavior from our candidates that reflect the dispositions of highly-qualified teachers. We wish you the very best as you prepare to be a professional educator.