Field Based Student Teaching

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR APPROVAL TO STUDENT TEACH:

The application for student teaching is housed in Tk20.  Students must have a Tk20 account in order to make application for student teaching.  Students must apply for their student teaching placement in the Field-Based Teacher Education Program during the spring/fall semester prior to beginning internship. The application process begins first class day of the semester, and is only available during a designated timeframe. Applications must be submitted in Tk20 by the designated due date. Applications may not be processed past this date. Students should contact their major advisor for questions concerning readiness to apply for student teaching.

The following must be met to make application and be approved to student teach:

● Full admission into the Field-Based Teacher Education Program (Interview process and determination completed during ELED/SED 300);

● Documented 30 Hours of Early Field Experience Observation and Online Reflection (completed during ELED/SED 300);

● Receive Departmental Approval from respective academic department (obtained by Teacher Certification staff).  Note: A department may prevent a student from interviewing or beginning internship for academic or professional behavioral reasons. In addition, a department may require higher score on Basic Skills Requirements, GPA, and/or course grade requirements;

● Satisfactory completion of the Basic Skills Requirements: The Reading component must be met with score of 250 or higher on Reading THEA or appropriate SAT or ACT scores); the Math component may be met with a “C” in college algebra (or appropriate test score); the Writing component may be met with “C” or better in English 1301 or 1302 (or appropriate test score);

● Senior Standing (completion of approximately 80 semester hours of college coursework);

● Meet Overall GPA requirements - based upon catalog year, i.e. 2.50 or 2.75 respectively;

● Complete required Interdisciplinary Core, Specialization, and Professional Development coursework, with grade of “C” or better, and GPA as stated in catalog year, i.e. 2.50 or 2.75 respectively;

● Mandatory participation in partnership district interviews. A successful interview resulting in a placement is required to complete student teaching.

The following must be met to obtain Retention in the Field-Based Program and complete Residency:

● Completion of all required Interdisciplinary Core, Specialization, and Professional Development coursework, with grade of “C” or better, and GPA as stated in catalog year, i.e. 2.50 or 2.75 respectively;

● Continue to meet Overall GPA requirements - based upon catalog year, i.e. 2.50 or 2.75 respectively;

● Pass the PPR TExES Exam