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Student Teaching and Licensure Information

Student Teaching

Students are eligible to apply for student teaching when all undergraduate course work has been completed and all Admission to Student Teaching requirements have been successfully met. Students will be able to apply for a teaching license upon successful completion of an 18 week student teaching placement within a designated service region.

Admission to Student Teaching

This the last phase of the teacher preparation program. To be considered for Admission to Student Teaching, the following requirements must be met:

  • Passing scores on the Praxis II exam
  • Passing scores on the WFORT
  • Completion of all undergraduate course work
  • Satisfactory completion of clinical experiences
  • GPA of 3.00 GPA (cumulative, professional, major, minor)
  • Satisfactory completion of human relations requirement
  • Additional evidence and interview as determined by departments
  • Passing scores for admission to student teaching portfolio


Transition to Teaching Portfolio

The portfolio is reflective the 10 InTASC Standards. As part of student teaching, students will complete assignments for inclusion in the Transition to Teaching Portfolio for each standard.


Products for Inclusion in the Transition to Teaching Portfolio

The following written assignments will be completed for each student teaching experience. You should select the most exemplary written product from your student teaching experiences for each assignment to include in your portfolio:

  • Written daily lesson plans or unit plans
  • Your self-evaluation, cooperating teacher, and university supervisor final evaluations from both student teaching placements
  • Written daily lesson plans with child specific adaptations
  • A recommended assignment from Ed Found 406 Foundations of Multicultural Education
  • Design and implement a behavior change project
  • Collect electronic class-wide performance data for student monitoring purposes
  • Compile student assessment data and develop an IEP or IFSP for a student
  • You will complete (1) a pre-professional development plan and (2) a reflection on how you will continue to develop your pre-professional development plan during student teaching
  • Documentation of contacts/interactions with families
  • Documentation of involvement in school, community, and/or professional organizations.  These may include SCEC, Student WEA, line therapy, etc.



Students will apply for graduation the semester before they are planning to graduate. Please visit for graduation information.

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