Field experiences are a component of all teacher education programs at the University of Central Florida. Whether you are looking for opportunities to explore the education profession, volunteer in the classroom, become a tutor or complete assigned coursework in a classroom setting, you can locate a field experience or service-learning opportunity through two platforms: OCPS’ Samaritan and UCF’s Handshake. Field experiences vary by course and semester. Additionally, students have opportunities to engage in UCF-led initiatives throughout their program.
Course-Embedded Field Experiences
At the School of Teacher Education, field experiences are also embedded within our courses. Students can choose from an array of opportunities to expand their learning outside the classroom. Have questions? Contact our Office of Clinical and Field Experiences.
Milk & Muffins
Milk and Muffins is a Saturday morning early literacy program offered to parents and children in Parramore and surrounding communities. In addition to small group experiences, the children and parents help plant, grow and harvest vegetables in the Parramore Community Garden.
Reading Clinics and Camps
The school offers reading clinics and camps throughout the year, supervised by reading and language arts faculty. Elementary-age children are paired with undergraduate or graduate education students for individualized support in developing their reading, writing and thinking abilities.
Jump Start’s Read for the Record
Every fall, teacher education students have an opportunity to volunteer for the event that encourages adults and children to participate in a shared reading experience across the world.
Boots on the Ground
As a hands-on approach to service learning, Boots on the Ground exposes education majors to the classroom before internships.
Knights Read Community Bus
This initiative provides teacher education students the opportunity to share their love for books and reading with children in local schools.
Read Across America
Teacher education students participate in a national initiative that focuses on bringing the joy of reading to children of all ages.