If you are interested in becoming an exceptional teacher or principal, you have discovered the right place!  The University of Southern Mississippi’s Educational Field Experience faculty and staff want to be of service to you as you complete the final stages toward obtaining your education degree and license.  Our purpose is to prepare all students of the Hattiesburg and Coast campuses for a smooth transition to a successful educational career, while providing opportunities to develop and strengthen the skills and competencies needed to become effective educators.

Educational Field Experiences oversees the final semester for teacher licensure in the areas of:

Elementary Education

  • K-6 Licensure
  • Child & Family Studies


  • English
  • Business Technology
  • Foreign Language
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Dance
  • Education of the Deaf
  • Human Performance and Recreation
  • Dual Program in Human Performance and Recreation & Coaching
  • Music
  • Special Education
  • Dual Program in Special Ed & Elementary Ed


The mission of Educational Field Experience (EFE) is to structure a repertoire of professional skills and competencies that will prepare students to be teacher leaders.