Student Teaching is required for all areas of teacher certification. Therefore, a student teaching experience is built into all undergraduate and postbaccalaureate teacher certification programs. While most students will complete traditional student teaching as part of their program, occasionally a student will qualify for credit for student teaching utilizing a more "non-traditional" method. Below are your options regarding student teaching.
Traditional Student Teaching
- This option consists of 10-12 credit hours of regular student teaching, and is the route that most undergraduate and postbaccalaureate students will take.
- This option is available to both undergraduates and postbaccalaureate students. It allows a student to begin teaching on a Provisional Teaching Certificate AND complete student teaching at the same time in one semester. This also requires additional supervision by the School District and is not always approved.
- This option is available to both undergraduates and postbaccalaureate students. Students who have been a Teacher's Aide in their grade level and content field or who have been teaching under a Provisional Teaching Certificate while enrolled in Professional Education Courses may qualify for this option. If this option is utilitized, student teaching is completed over four semesters.