Experiential Learning Opportunities

The School of Education is transforming the academic experience for undergraduates and graduates by offering multiple experiential learning opportunities that put theory into practice, leverage partnerships throughout our community, and allow students to hone profession-ready skills in authentic ways.

We offer field experiences in diverse and inclusive environments for pre-service teachers; clinical simulations that approximate challenging real-world scenarios for pre-professionals; live observation lesson study in K-12 school contexts; study abroad in Europe, the Americas, and Africa; collaborative research projects with faculty; study away in New York City; and service learning practicums in which students provide supervised professional services to clients across campus and in the community.

Many of these hands-on experiences are coordinated through our three research and service Centers, providing numerous ways for students to get involved in their projects, outreach, and research.

Bridge to the City
Inclusive Education students have an opportunity to teach, learn, and live in NYC for a semester.

Clinical Simulations
As a pioneer of clinical simulations in education, we give students a safe place to practice real-world and high-stakes scenarios.

Engaged BIPOC Scholar-Practitioner Program
Cultivating a mutually beneficial learning community among graduate students and faculty from across the School of Education.

Field Placements and Internships
Experience in the field is part of every program, whether in a local school, interning on campus, inclusive teaching in NYC, or practicum experiences.

Lesson Study
A collaborative process of planning, teaching, and analyzing both how an educator teaches and how students learn through live observation.

Orange Holmes Scholars
A partnership with the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education provides doctoral students from historically underrepresented communities with additional mentoring, research, and conference experiences.

Spector/Warren Fellowship
Learn about Teaching the Holocaust across any age or subject while learning from primary sources, survivors, and eminent scholars on atrocities, human rights, and bystander training.

Study Abroad
Take part in full semesters, Syracuse’s Abroad centers, short-term trips—all with the availability of funding just for SOE students.

Marieke Kearns, Director of Experiential Learning and Partnerships
Marieke Kearns