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Student Teaching Policy


Criterion: All undergraduate and graduate certification education students.

Policy Statement(s): 

  1. Under the guidance of a cooperating teacher and a university supervisor, the preservice teacher will gradually and effectively assume full responsibility for a classroom and all related duties during his/her student teaching experience.
  2. Student teachers will be visited by their university supervisor a minimum of three times. 
  3. A student who must complete two (2) student teaching placements, must be successful (defined as a B or better) at the first placement, in order to begin the second placement.  If the student is not successful, the student may not be allowed to begin the second placement until agreed upon improvements have been demonstrated.
  4. Student teachers are required to attend Student Teaching Seminar during the semester they are student teaching.


  1. The student teacher will contact their university supervisor to arrange times for the supervisor observe the student teacher, provide feedback and instruction for the student teacher.
  2. The student teacher will enroll in ED 494/594 Student Teaching Seminar concurrently with ED 495/595/596 Student Teaching/Internship.

Office—Person(s) Responsible for Implementation/Enforcement:  School of Education