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Early Field Work with Community Agencies

Community Agency Partnerships and Experience


Our Teacher Education programs, as well as the innovative Bachelor of Educational Studies program offer students meaningful field experience, utilizing the partnerships that UMSL has formed with various community agencies throughout the St. Louis area. Gaining experience in a community agency setting benefits future educators in two important ways:


Community agencies can impact educator preparation by:


Important Dates

Click here to see dates for community agency-related deadlines and events.



Community Agency Partners

Click here to find a comprehensive list of agencies that partner with the UMSL COE

to make a positive impact in the St. Louis community.



 Required Background Checks and Clearance

Find out more information on clearance requirements.

Current, official clearance is required for those who work with youth and the policy will be strictly enforced.