Are you interested in becoming a teacher?  Then you have found the right place!  The University of Southern Mississippi began in 1910 as a teacher’s college and continues today the tradition of developing outstanding new teachers. Educational Field Experience Office wants 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 on the Hattiesburg and Gulf 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 all clinical experiences in schools culminating in 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.