Student teaching is the culminating experience in the teacher preparation program. It consists of a full time fourteen week internship, which is closely supervised by both a mentor teacher and a university supervisor. Student teaching is arranged after all prerequisite course work is completed. Graduate students must reserve fourteen weeks during the regular school year for student teaching. In addition, all non-education prerequisite courses must be completed prior to student teaching.
Student teachers are required to apply for a student teaching placement by January 15 for the following Fall Semester and by May 15 for the following Spring Semester. Applications are submitted electronically by clicking on the link below. Letters of introduction, resumes, and clearances must be submitted separately to the Administrative Assistant for Student Teaching and Field Experiences. NO PLACEMENTS ARE RELEASED WITHOUT THE SUBMISSION OF CLEARANCES GOOD THROUGH THE END OF THE STUDENT TEACHING SEMESTER.
Student teachers should become familiar with the information in the Student Teaching Handbook, and send this document to the mentor teacher.
Once a cooperating teacher is assigned, student teachers need to share the Power Point below, How to Ignite a Passion for Teaching: Mentoring a Student Teacher
All student teachers must register for the appropriate Student Teaching Seminar, which meets one evening each week.