As part of its mission to give back to the surrounding community and provide substantive fieldwork experiences for its students, the College of Education has formed partnerships with more than 25 institutions and organizations, such as:

  • Philadelphia College Prep Roundtable
  • Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development
  • School District of Philadelphia
  • Stepping Stones Scholars Inc.
  • Urban Youth Leadership Academy
  • YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School

Organizational partnerships provide students with community-based learning opportunities and field-based practice. These experiences are facilitated through voluntary internships and/or field experiences and student teaching as part of an academic program.

Voluntary Internships

Internships provide students opportunities to gain hands-on experience, refine their understanding of coursework and make professional contacts who can assist with their future career development. Internships are voluntary experiences that take place outside of the program curriculum: students do not receive credit for internships.

Field Experience and Student Teaching

As part of certain academic programs, students gain firsthand knowledge in classrooms through immersive field placements and student teaching experiences.