STUDENT TEACHING APPLICATIONS FOR FALL 2014 ARE DUE SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17 (BY MIDNIGHT) FOR FIRST CONSIDERATION IN PLACEMENT. LAST DAY TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION FOR THE FALL SEMSETER IS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28.
STUDENT TEACHING APPLICATION - Student teaching is the capstone experience for teacher education candidates. Successful completion of student teaching is required for any candidate seeking an endorcement for certification. Candidates with submitted materials approved for placement by the following dates will receive first preference for placement requests. Candiates materials submitted after the first preference deadlines are not guarenteed a placement for the requested semester
PLEASE NOTE UPDATED INFORMATION REGARDING FALL 2014 STUDENT TEACHING (as of 2-6-2013)
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR FALL 2014 STUDENT TEACHER CANDIDATES
We have received several inquiries from interested student teacher candidates for the fall 2014 semester. To assure that every student who has an interest in student teaching gets an opportunity to meet the application requirements we have made a few adjustments to the process.
We have scheduled 3 additional STUDENT TEACHING INFORMATION MEETINGS. Prospective student teacher candidates are REQUIRED to attend one of these meetings
for their application to be accepted. Candidates already attending one of the information
meetings occurring in January do NOT need to attend a meeting. Please plan to attend
if you have not already done so:
Monday, February 10 6:00 – 7:00 PM Peltz Conference Room
Tuesday, February 11 2:00 – 3:00 PM Davis Hall, Rm 211
Wednesday, February 12 12:00 – 1:00 PM Davis Hall 106
The student teaching information meeting will be about 45 minutes and is for students in all teacher education subject areas.
Candidates must attend an information meeting to schedule a REQUIRED INDIVIDUAL CONSULTATION MEETING. Individual placement/application review appointments will be scheduled at these meetings for the upcoming week. Candidates will be required to submit a copy of their resume, cover letter, and philosophy statement before the individual meeting so that their reviewer can provide feedback.
THE STUDENT TEACHING APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR FIRST CONSIDERATION IS BEING ADJUSTED TO MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17 – MIDNIGHT. Students scheduled for meetings this week effected by weather closings should contact their placement coordinator to reschedule. Please contact:
Todaroa2@southernct.edu – secondary, art ed, ex science, school health, and media studies
Decrotap2@southernct.edu – elementary ed, early child, bilingual ed, and collaborative
Romane3@southernct.edu – collaborative & comprehensive special education
THE FINAL DATE TO SUBMIT A STUDENT TEACHIGN APPLICATION IS FEBRUARY 28.We recommend that candidates complete the application requirements and submit their materials as early as possible. We will begin sending requests for placement the week of February 18th. We recognize that some candidates need more time to determine if they will be eligible for student teaching. As a result, the student teaching application will remain available in Tk20 until February 28, 2014. No student teaching applications will be accepted after this date.
NOTIFICATIONS TO CANDIDATES REGARDING PLACEMENTS WILL BEGIN ON MAY 1, 2014 THROUGH THE SUMMER UNTIL ALL PLACEMENTS HAVE BEEN DETERMINED.
CANDIDATES FOR STUDENT TEACHING MUST HAVE THE FOLLOWING SUBMITTED/COMPLETED BY THE APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR PLACEMENT CONSIDERATION:
- Submited student teaching application in Tk20
- Approved cover letter, resume, & philosophy statement
- Approved writting sample (required for English candidates)
- Praxis I scores listed in Banner
- Praxis II scores (passing scores required for History & Math candidates)
- ACTFEL scores (passing scores required for World Language candidates)
- Background check receipt submitted (must have been processed within 3 years of the last day of the student teaching semseter)
- Completion of all required courses prior to student teaching (candidates are NOT permited to take additional courses during the student teaching semester)
Student teaching placements are not guarenteed. Placement is dependent upon an avaialble placement in a Connecticut School District. Candidates may be required to travel considerable distances for placement in some subject areas or regions of the state.
Candidate Information Meetings:
- Application Instructions
- Candidate Timeline & Important Dates
- Candidate Checklist
- Sample Cover Letters & Resumes
STUDENT TEACHING PLACEMENT
Candidates for whom the School of Education is able to make a successful placement are encouraged to take advantage of the available resources offered to them for a successful student teaching semester.
STUDENT TEACHING CANDIDATE ORIENTATION
Candidate information meetings & orientations are offered at the begining of each semseter. All student teaching candidates are encouraged to attend. Information meetings will occur on the following dates:
Friday, August 22 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
STUDENT TEACHING HANDBOOK
The student teaching handbook provides a guide for the student teaching semseter to candiates, cooperating teachers, and university supervisors.