Opportunities for Students
College of Education students have many opportunities to participate in a variety of service projects, research projects, and student organizations:
See our academic advisors, learn more about applying to our programs, and find out how to get experience with children in The Office of Student Services.
The Associated Students of the University of Arizona (ASUA) is the student government on campus that is comprised of students who are willing to go above and beyond and serve their school and peers. As a member of the ASUA Senate, you are the voice and representative for the College of Education and its students. While campaigning, your platforms will focus on ways to make improvements to the college. Once elected, you will work hard to follow through on the platforms you proposed while campaigning for the position. Some responsibilities during your term including holding at least 7 office hours per week, attending weekly senate meetings, serving on external committees, and meeting monthly with the Dean of the college. ASUA elections happen once a year in the beginning of the Spring semester. More information about the elections process.
These one-credit courses are specially designed for freshmen and other students exploring their career options.
TLS 195 (3 units): Introduction to the Profession of Teaching covers current issues in K-12 teaching and their application to classroom instructional practices and procedures.
TLS 197 (1 unit): Freshman Success helps students feel a sense of connection to the College of Education and the teaching profession. Students will learn about the college's programs and services, develop a graduation plan, gain a deeper understanding of the education field, and much more.
This event is typically held at the College of Education at the beginning of the school year to welcome new freshmen. Information will be provided to students at new student orientation, and invitations will be emailed early in the fall semester.
This Board is comprised of elected College of Education undergraduate major and pre-major representatives who serve as a direct line of communication between students and College administration in an effort to improve the undergraduate student experience. For more information, please visit our website.
This Council is open to any major or minor in the College of Education. Meet other education students, plan and participate in social activities, and/or serve as an ambassador or a peer mentor! For more information on how to get involved, please email Letty Molina-Gutierrez.
College of Education Student Ambassadors are undergraduates who volunteer their time to speak to prospective students and families about the benefits of higher education and the teaching profession. Ambassadors represent a variety of majors within the college and share thoughts and experiences from a university student’s perspective.
Please see our Facebook page: College of Education Ambassadors UA!
If you would like to be a COE Student Ambassador, please visit our website for more information.
The Placement Program helps Pre-Education students fulfill their pre-professional volunteer hours needed to be able to apply to the College of Education. Pre-Education students are placed into local area Elementary, Middle, and High school classrooms to work with students. Interested students should email Tracy Kenyon for more information. Applications can be downloaded here. All students must have a valid Arizona IVP fingerprint clearance card as part of their application.
Applications are accepted for a 3-week window that closes the first Friday of each fall and spring semester. Students that are placed through this program are required to commit to their placed school for the duration of the semester.
Project Student Outreach Access & Resiliency (SOAR) is the UA's premier mentoring program. Project SOAR targets students attending under-resourced middle schools in the Tucson area. The program enrolls approximately 100 UA students per semester who serve as mentors for hundreds of middle-school students.
WordCats*Math Cats provides students with experience in an elementary school classroom. Work Study and paid positions may be available.
The summer study abroad program focuses on the education of regular and exceptional bilingual/multicultural populations. In addition, it offers intensive Spanish language classes (from beginning to advanced levels) for professionals focusing on the development of academic language for use in school settings. University of Arizona courses are taught on-site in Mexico in English. Participants have the opportunity to observe Mexican public schools in action and complete a practicum experience.
The first week of the program is onsite in Mexico City where students visit the National Palace, the National Museum of Anthropology, the Pyramids at Teotihuacan, and the mural paintings of Diego Rivera in the Secretary of Education. For the remainder of the program, students are in Guanajuato working in public schools, living with host families and taking University of Arizona coursework from international faculty and scholars. Students earn 6 graduate or undergraduate units from the University of Arizona.
Scholarships ARE available. For more information contact Dr. Todd Fletcher at 520-621-0939 or by email, College of Education Rm. 405.
Information for those who have a bachelor's degree and wish to obtain teaching certification.
Information for those who want to pursue a master's, doctorate, or other advanced degree.