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Beyond the Books

The Office of Educational Field Experiences 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.

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.

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How to Get Started

To participate in field experiences, students are required to apply to our office to verify their eligibility. (Students are typically notified when they are eligible to apply by their advisor, instructor, or the field office.) Students will apply through TK20, our online system, and will be placed according to their area of certification.

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Careers for Graduating Students & Alumni

The College of Educator curates education career opportunities from local schools and districts via our online job board. Additionally, each spring, the Office of Field Experiences hosts one of the biggest teacher hiring events in North Texas: Education Career Day at UTA. All students and UTA alumni are invited to participate.

Student Placement Resources & Requirements

Use the resources below to learn more about required documents and other valuable information for students who are completing field experiences, as well as useful information for cooperating field experience teachers and supervisors.

The following observation instruments are used by the Department of Curriculum and Instruction to document and assess teacher candidates during field experience:


Meet Our Team

Roneisha Below

Program Manager, Field Experience

Headshot of University of Texas at Arlington employee Roneisha Below. The background shows a UTA campus sign.

Email: roneisha.below@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-7448

Office: Trimble Hall 005A

Brenda Harris

Director of Student Services


Email: brenda-harris@uta.edu

Office: Trimble Hall Basement 04A

Brenda Miller

Clinical Placement and Experience Coordinator

Headshot of University of Texas at Arlington employee Brenda Miller. The background shows a UTA campus sign.

Email: brenda.miller@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-6195

Office: Trimble Hall Basement 05 B

Candace Passon

Administrative Assistant I

Candace Passon

Email: candace.passon@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-0086

Office: Hammond Hall 132