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Secondary Education > Student Teaching Admission Requirements

Student Teaching is a capstone experience for all undergraduate elementary and secondary teacher candidates seeking a bachelor's degree. It is a full-time commitment extending for an entire semester with placements in two different settings. As such, the School of Education requires that all required coursework is completed BEFORE the capstone experience begins, and it restricts candidates from taking any other course(s) while registered for student teaching except the co-requisite fieldwork 3 and the student teaching seminar.

Requirements to Student Teach:

  • Grade of B or better in Methods Course*
  • Approval of Coordinator and Chair
  • Satisfactory completion of all components of the departmental Assessment Exam French/Spanish (French/Spanish candidates only)
  • Advanced-Low level or higher on the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview French/Spanish (French/Spanish candidates only)

*GPA Requirements for Methods: Effective Fall 2015, all Adolescence Education 7-12 students must have a 3.0 GPA to register for methods. Students unable to meet this GPA prerequisite will be advised to change their major so they can graduate in a timely manner.

Students are responsible for their own transportation to field and student teaching placements and must be prepared to commute up to 45 miles, one way, to these placements.