The Application Process
Teacher candidates interested in seeking student teaching placements during either the fall or the spring semester of their senior year are required to formally apply in February of the preceding year. M.S.T. and M.S.Ed students seeking placements are also asked to complete the application process during the year preceding the actual student teaching experience.
Applications for student teaching will be considered complete when teacher candidates have attended one of the mandatory application/orientation meetings, completed an application form, and paid their application fee at the Bursarís office. Receipts from this payment must be attached to the application form and submitted prior to the February application deadline (actual deadline dates may vary by year).
After completing the application process, additional requirements and course registration for student teaching will vary according to the semester during which student teaching will be sought. Teacher candidates who wish to student teach during the fall semester of the upcoming year have an earlier deadline and submission requirements than those who wish to student teach during the spring. An overview of the application process has been provided to assist teacher candidates in understanding the deadlines and the requirements.
Once you submit the application to the Office of Field Experience/Student Teaching, you are making a commitment that you will be eligible to student teach. Please see your advisor if you have any questions.
If you submit an application and determined ineligible, then you will need to re-apply and pay an additional $25 application fee. Please contact the Office of Field Experience/Student Teaching for the deadline for resubmitting materials.
You are required to notify the Office of Field Experience/Student Teaching immediately of any changes that may affect the status of your student teaching application (e.g., name change; change of address/phone; schedule conflicts; academic difficulty; change of major; and/or leave of absence from the college).
If you withdraw from college prior to student teaching, you must submit, in writing, an action plan to the Office of Field Experience/Student Teaching. This needs to be in your file at least three months before you reapply for your student teaching experience. In addition, you need to be aware of the Withdrawal from College Policy.