Student teaching is the culminating experience in which the teacher education candidate assumes increasing responsibility for teaching in the appropriate subject area and grade level in accordance with the candidate's intended teaching license while under the supervision of a fully qualified cooperating teacher. The duration of student teaching is one academic semester. Candidates seeking a multi-age (preK-grade 12) license will spend time in two different grade levels during the student-teaching experience to ensure a broad experience representative of their licensure. Student teaching is a full semester of full-time teaching!
During the semester, student teachers enroll in an accompanying seminar to assist them with the increased level of responsibility in the classroom. The seminar is taught by a faculty member who is a veteran classroom teacher. During the seminar, student teachers cooperatively analyze and problem solve classroom experiences to provide support to each other. They also discuss relevant professional topics such as aspects of teaching, communication with parents, licensure procedures and interviewing techniques.
Current students should see the Teacher Education Student Handbook for all of the requirements of student teaching.
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