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Professional Internship Information & Handbook

The Professional Internship Handbook is available to provide information about the philosophies, policies and practices of the Field Experience and Professional Internship program.

Professional Internship Handbook


The Site Supervisor's Handbook is designed to assist site supervisors. Responsibilities, contact information, forms, assessments and more will be available here soon.

Professional Internship Application

Travel Award Information

Supporting Clinical Experiences and Experiential Learning

The Patton College of Education is committed to placing teacher candidates in a variety of classroom settings. This sometimes requires students to travel outside of the Athens community. To help mitigate those travel costs, Dean Middleton is offering two types of travel awards. 

The Rural/Urban Collaborative Travel Award - One core value of The Patton College of Education is embracing diversity. The Rural/Urban Collaborative is a manifestation of that value. It is intended to best prepare you for your career in education by fostering a deeper awareness of how to examine, understand and assess a variety of cultural experiences and issues based on gender, race social class, and geographic locality. Dean Middleton offers a $25 travel award to those students who must travel a significant distance to reach an urban school site. 

Professional Internship- The professional internship, the capstone experience to your education studies, requires daily travel to a placement school. Some students will be sent to schools outside of the immediate area. To ease the cost, Dean Middleton is providing a $50 travel award for interns who must drive more than 30 miles to reach their placement. The distance is calculated by MapQuest from McCracken Hall to the school, or for regional campus students, from your home to the school.