Application for Student Teaching or Internship
March 31, 2010 and October 29, 2010
The student teaching assignment (ED492 or PE492a and PE492b) in the senior year is the culminating experience of the teacher education program. The student is placed with a master teacher at the appropriate level within the school system where he/she is guided through an induction period of observation, a period of participation and observation, and a final period of increasing responsibility for teaching full-time during his/her hours at school. Faculty members of the School of Education provide supervision and assistance to the student teacher.
Because of the importance of the student teaching experience, there are specific requirements for admission. Candidates for student teaching must contact the Office of the Field Experience Coordinator in the semester preceding student teaching to be apprised of the various requirements and to submit materials and information required prior to acceptance in the student teaching experience. Students are cautioned about the need to concentrate their full resources during the student teaching semester on student teaching. Students are not allowed to carry an overload as student teaching is a full-time job. Students are urged to review the contents of the Student Teaching Handbook available from the Office of the Field Experience Coordinator prior to enrollment. For more information, contact Anita Palomo at (671)735-2400 or visit her at the School of Education Building room 210, 2nd floor.
Beginning academic year 2007-2008, all students must pass PRAXIS II and present the scores prior to acceptance for student teaching or internship. Official PRAXIS II scores must meet the GCEC minimum scores. It is highly recommended for students following catalogs prior to 2007-2008 to take and pass PRAXIS II.
It is also highly recommended that all students take the PRAXIS II Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT). Beginning September 1, 2010, these scores will be required for certification.
More information on PRAXIS II is available here.
Students must complete the following within three weeks of beginning student teaching/internship:
(1) PPD (TB skin test)
(2) Drug Test
(3) Court Clearance (Superior)
(4) Volunteer Form
These documents are to be submitted to the Office of the Field Coordinator.
Download the Student Teaching Handbook