Welcome to Henry County's Student Candidate Field Experience Page!

    The Henry County School System partners with colleges and universities in the preparation of pre-teacher field experiences. Our focus is to engage in the collaboration of connecting the right student with the right mentor teacher to ensure a positive field experience. Our teachers are among the leading teachers and researchers in their fields. It is our goal that all individuals have equal access to meaningful learning opportunities throughout their experiences in Henry County Schools.



    G E N E R A L   I N F O R M A T I O N:

    Pre-teacher preparation includes field experiences inclusive of observations, practicums, internships, fieldwork, and/or clinical practice/student teaching. These services provide the opportunity for college student candidates to be mentored by effective mentors to assist in developing the knowledge, skills and dispositions deemed essential to become effective professional educators. We will make all efforts to grant specific requests. However, placements are based upon availability and are not guaranteed.


    A required orientation will be held at the beginning of each semester for all student teaching/clinical practice students.  This information will be provided to the university when placements are confirmed. 



    P R O S P E C T I V E   S T U D E N T S :
    Please do not contact individual schools or principals to request field experience placements. Contact the student placement advisor at your respective university to begin the placement request process.

    U N I V E R S I T Y :

    All colleges/universities must have a current signed contractual agreement with Henry County Schools before a placement can be secured. This document must be signed by both the College Dean and Henry County Superintendent's Designee before it is deemed valid.


    The student placement advisor should complete and submit the Student Candidate Field Experience Request form to Debbie Shadrix in Human Resource Services.


    All confirmed Student Teaching/Clinical Practice candidates are required to attend a Student Teacher Orientation and Welcome, hosted by Henry County Schools' Human Resource Services (Student Candidate Placement) department.  Orientations are held at the beginning of each semester (Fall, Spring) and specific details will be sent to both the university and the student candidate prior to the beginning of the semester. 


    R E Q U I R E D   F O R M S:


    Henry County Schools University Contract/MOU, please click HERE.

    Henry County Schools Criminal Background Authorization Form, please click HERE.

    Student Candidate Field Experience Request Form (to be completed and submitted by the University requesting placement) please click HERE.


    Application Submission Window

    August - December


    May 1 - June 30
    January - May
    September 15- October 31
    *To minimize classroom distractions, the last date to begin a fall field experience will be
    September 1.

    For more information, please contact:

    Shirell Neal, Recruitment & Retention Facilitator


    Phone: 770.957.5107
    Fax: 770.954.9202