Applying for Student Teaching

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  • Students must apply for admission to student teaching at the beginning of the semester prior to the semester during which they expect to student teach.
  • Student teaching applications are reviewed by the Teacher Education Committee, and acceptance is based on the student’s academic and non-academic record and performance.
  • Students must complete all major coursework in Education and Teaching Area, with a grade of “C” or better, and maintain a 3.00 G.P.A. in order to be considered eligible to student teach.
  • The general education program, approximately sixty-three (63) credits, constitutes the rest of the University’s liberal arts curriculum.
  • Students must provide reports on their Act 151 PA Criminal Background Check, Act 34 PA Child Abuse History Clearance, Act 114 FBI Fingerprint Clearances, a TB test, and a signed Act 24.  Clearances that report violations will result in the student being denied a student teaching placement.
  • It should be noted that by the time the students have reached student teaching, they will have had multiple experiences for guided, systematic classroom observation as well as significant individualized and whole-class teaching.

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