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Student Teaching

Admission to Student Teaching

You are eligible to apply for student teaching after meeting all of the coursework requirements and passing the Core exam and the Praxis II exam in the required subject area. All student teaching placements will be coordinated through the program coordinator and placements will be made through the Office of Field Experiences at UW-Oshkosh.

Application Deadlines

The deadlines for applying to student teacher are firm:

  • February 15 –  to student teach in the following Fall semester
  • September 15 – to student teach in the following Spring semester

Applying for Student Teaching

The application must be submitted with several supporting documents including:

  • Payment of the required criminal background check fee
  • Record of a negative TB skin test
  • Autobiographical sketch
  • Original copies of Core and Praxis II exam scores

Students should plan enough time for writing the autobiographical sketch and for gathering these documents well ahead of the February 15 or September 15 deadlines.

Withdrawing an Application for Student Teaching

Once the application for student teaching has been submitted, the search for placement within an appropriate school district begins and the applicant is registered at UW-Oshkosh for 10 credits of student teaching. If for any reason an ACT candidate chooses to withdraw from student teaching, notify immediately in writing with the reason for the withdrawal.

Student Teaching Evaluation

During student teaching, you are assigned a Cooperating Teacher. The Cooperating Teacher is a licensed and trained classroom teacher who willingly accepts the opportunity to work with a student teacher. Formal observations of the student teacher are made and recorded by the Cooperating Teacher on the Student Teaching Evaluation Form.

Student Handbook

More information about student teaching, including the roles and responsibilities of the student teacher, the Cooperating Teacher and the University Supervisor can be found in the ACT student handbook


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