Field Experience Applications due: As soon as possible, no later than Wednesday, January 20

Placements available on MySeaport:
Friday, February 5 at 5pm

Deadline to contact partnership teacher: Friday, February 12

Deadline to complete field experience requirements: Wednesday, April 20

Note: Faculty may view field experience evaluations via MySeaport as they are submitted by the partnership teachers.

Field Experiences

Placement Process

Field experience courses give WCE students the opportunity to gain experience in pre K-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 Spring 2016 and Summer 2016.

Placement Process for Distance Education Programs:

WCE has several online programs and the distance education process for placements varies by program. General guidelines can be found at the following Field Experience and Internships for Distance Education document. Please contact Dr. Ann Potts, Associate Dean for Teacher Education and Outreach, at pottsa@uncw.edu or (910)962-4174 for more information.

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: http://www.uncw.edu/ed/pds/schools.html

Application instructions:
  • Go to www.uncw.edu and click on Current Students link
  • Click on MySeaport link on left
  • Log in to MySeaport and click on Academics Tab
  • Scroll down to Watson College of Ed
  • 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

2015-2016 School System Calendars:
2016-2017 School System Calendars:



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:

Partnership Teachers: The electronic evaluation link is sent directly to the Site Coordinator at your school for distribution. Please contact Stephanie Glowa, Field Experience Coordinator, if you have any questions or need assistance with the evaluation. Thank you for taking the time to provide this very valuable feedback for our students.

Contact Information

For questions regarding field experiences, please contact Ms. Stephanie Glowa, Field Experience Coordinator, at glowas@uncw.edu or (910) 962-3086.

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