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Student Teaching / Internship Application Policy


Criterion:  All graduate teacher certification education students who are planning to student teach or intern.

Policy Statement(s): 

  1. Prior to enrolling in student teaching, the student must complete the on-line application for student teaching/internship prior to the due dates posted on-line.
  2. Students must be accepted into the School of Education no later than the semester prior to student teaching/internship.
  3. Students must maintain an overall minimum GPA of 2.5.
  4. Students must have maintained a 3.0 (with no grade below a C) in their education classes.
  5. Students must have successfully completed all required coursework and at least eighteen (18) credit hours of professional education at Avila prior to student teaching. 
  6. Students must receive a favorable written reference from a faculty member at Avila University and a business reference.
  7. Students must show evidence of good character, positive attitude and dedication to the ethics of the teaching profession, based on written evaluations from Practicum supervisor, and an education faculty member.
  8. Students must show evidence of positive evaluations of professional dispositions.


  1. Students will access the application forms on-line at Avila’s School of Education Student Teaching web page.
  2. These forms must be completed and returned to the student teacher placement administrative assistant prior to the stated deadline.  A brief grace period may be granted at an additional cost.  If paperwork is not submitted within those the grace period, the student will NOT student teach until the next semester.   In addition, no guarantee of placement can be made if the application is turned in late.
  3. Applicants for approval to student teach are presented to the Teacher Education Committee for consideration.  Applicants are approved, denied, or given a delay of decision.  If approved, the application is processed. 
  4. In case of denial or delay of decision, the student will be notified of the reasons or deficiencies.  If these are remedied, the student may reapply.  The student may petition in writing for review by the Dean of Education, if it is felt that the decision was based on inaccurate data or improper application of the approval criteria.

Office—Person(s) Responsible for Implementation/Enforcement:  School of Education—Director of Field Experiences and Student Teaching Administrative Assistant