Student Teaching Information and Application

Student teaching is completed during the senior year. Each student spends a full semester in the classroom with an in-service teacher. Placements are made through the College of Education. Most students remain in the district, but there are opportunities abroad

An application for Student Teaching happens in two phases.

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Students must submit a 1-page student teaching application to the College of Education TEP Advising Office, O’Donnell Hall, Room 121 one year prior to student teaching. Application deadlines for the Student Teaching form are one year prior to Student Teaching: October 9th for the Fall and March 9th for the Spring.

Program Area Application (to be submitted 1 year prior to Student Teaching)
Early Childhood Education ECED Application
Elementary Education ELED Application
Secondary Education (with Music Ed & PE) SED Application
Special Education SPED Application

 

Phase 2 – STEP Submission

A required pre meet session takes place the semester before student teaching begins. Students will submit their STEP packets during this meeting.  STEP meetings take place the 1st Friday in March for the Spring and the 1st Friday in October for the Fall.  This is a mandatory meeting.

There will also be a placement meeting for students who are approved for student teaching.  Information shared at this placement meeting includes: campus placement, cooperating teacher, grade, tentative schedule for student teaching, basic lesson plan format and reflection process, substitute teaching policy, explanation of TRIAD meetings and the cooperating teacher handbook. The date and time for the placement meeting will be shared with students upon acceptance.  This placement meeting is also a mandatory meeting.

The following applications are required for the student teaching experience. These PDF Files require Adobe Acrobat Reader.  Download it for free.
Program Area
STEP Packet (to be submitted 1 semester prior to Student Teaching)
Early Childhood Education ECED STEP Packet
Elementary Education ELED STEP Packet
Secondary Education (with Music Ed & PE) SED STEP Packet
Special Education SPED STEP Packet
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Praxis Licensure Exam Information for Student Teachers:

Program Area When to take exam Testing Requirement (test #) Qualifying Score
Early Childhood Education During Student Teaching Education of Young Children (5024) 160
Elementary Education Before STEP Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (5017) 153
During Student Teaching Teaching Reading: Elementary Education (5205)

 

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K-6 (5622)

159

 

160

Secondary Education Before STEP

 

(take the specific exam for your content area)

English Language Arts: Content Knowledge (5038)

 

General Sciences: Content Knowledge (5435)

Mathematics: Content Knowledge (5161)

Social Studies: Content Knowledge (5081)

167

 

152

160

154

During Student Teaching Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7-12 (5624) 157
Special Education Before STEP Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications (5354)

 

*If SPED/Secondary, must also take Content Knowledge Exam listed above

151

 

 

 

During Student Teaching Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K-6 (5622)

 

OR

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7-12 (5624)

160

 

 

157

Music Education Before STEP Praxis Core Academic Skills: Reading (5713), Writing (5723), & Math (5733) Read – 156

 

Writing – 162

Math – 150

Music: Content Knowledge (5113) 161
During Student Teaching Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K-6 (5622)

 

OR

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7-12 (5624)

160

 

 

157

Physical Education Before STEP Physical Education: Content Knowledge (5091) 148
During Student Teaching Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K-6 (5622)

 

OR

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7-12 (5624)

160

 

 

157