Heather Finn, Coordinator
Office: Old Main B124
Phone: (845) 257-2822
Applying and Registering for Student Teaching
Student teaching applications must be filed by the end of the semester a year prior to the anticipated student teaching semester.
The application is online in my.newpaltz.edu under "My.Personal Records." If you do not see a link for "My.Student Teaching App.", please contact the Office of Field Experiences. Applications will NOT be accepted beyond the deadline.
The Office of Field Experiences or the academic department, depending upon the program, will register students for student teaching once they have received clearance from the Student Health Center.
Student Teaching is the capstone experience for all undergraduate Early Childhood/Childhood, Adolescence, and Art Education candidates seeking a bachelor's degree and graduate students seeking the MAT or MST 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 and student teaching seminar that are components of some programs.
Student Teaching Orientation Sessions
Student teaching orientation sessions are specific to each program and are typically held a day or two before the start of student teaching. Student teachers will meet with the college supervisors who will be mentoring them throughout their first placement.
The Office of Field Experiences will post Orientation Session information on this site and through my.newpaltz.edu once it is received from each program. Attendance is required.
Please refer to the calendar for general dates regarding student teaching placements.