The goal of Student Teaching is to provide field experiences to help teacher candidates develop and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to help all students learn. It provides student teachers with a practical real-world teaching experience in which they can practice implementing effective teaching practices, behavior and disposition standards.
This experience is carried out under the close supervision of a mentor teacher and one or more university supervisors from the Department of Teacher Education & Human Development and other departments as appropriate. This is a critical requirement for licensing and must be successfully completed before professional teaching credentials can be awarded.
We are committed to a high quality student teaching experience that prepares educators for the job market. We are also committed to promoting and maintaining standards of excellence that meet College, Department, University, State, and National competencies.
Applications must be submitted to the Teacher Education & Human Development Department Chair (ED 318) by the dates specified below.
|Semester Applying For Student Teaching||Due Dates|
|Spring Semester||Second Tuesday of September, prior to spring semester placement|
|Fall Semester||Second Tuesday of February, prior to fall semester placement|
All Elementary and Secondary teacher candidates will be assigned to their student teaching placement for 60 days.
The Field Services Office will automatically register all students who are eligible and have a current application on file. However, students are responsible to make sure they have been registered for the correct semester and the correct classes.
Any teacher candidate withdrawing from Student Teaching after registration and/or placement has been accepted will be required to withdraw through the Registration Office, will forfeit Student Teaching fees, and must contact the Field Services Office.