Student Teaching

Student teaching helps you earn vital experience for leading your own group of students by working with current teachers in their own classrooms.

Student Teaching Timeline

Fall Student Teaching

  • Start your application process with Kathryn Walton-Elliott, Field Experience Officer (, in February, year one.
  • Get placed and meet with your mentor teacher before the end of the school year.
  • Attend in-service days in August with your teacher.
  • Teach for 10 weeks, finishing up around Thanksgiving.
  • Complete and submit the edTPA for your endorsement area.

Spring Student Teaching

  • Submit again in October, year two.
  • Start spring student teaching in mid/late-March of year two.
  • Take the spring break of the school district in which you are placed.
  • Teach for 10 weeks, finishing up in early June.


Student Teaching Handbook