Student Teaching FAQs

Admission to Student Teaching will be granted if students:
Note: Student Teaching Application Request for Placement must be submitted to the Office of Education Student Services by the application deadline. This should be filed one semester prior to the intended semester for the student teaching experience.

  • Are admitted to Teacher Education
  • Complete and submit the appropriate application one semester in advance of the Student Teaching Semester by the deadline
  • Have a cumulative 2.75 GPA on all courses taken
  • Have a 2.75 GPA in teaching specialty area
  • Complete a minimum of 80% of course work in the endorsement area(s) including all methods courses
  • Pass ALL Praxis exams required for licensure in declared major.*
  • Have satisfactory progress on teacher education portfolio

*The State Department of Education establishes passing scores for the CORE, Praxis II Subject Assessments, and Principles of Learning and Teaching exams. The scores are subject to change each year. In order to obtain the current passing scores when tests are taken, check with the Office of Education Student Services located in 205 Gooch Hall.


Student Teaching Application Information
Application for student teaching must be filed with the Office of Education Student Services one semester prior to the student teaching semester. If the deadline falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the application will be due the following Monday. Permanent deadlines for student teaching applications are:


September 15 for the following Spring Semester
February 2 for the following Fall Semester

Request for Deadline Extension of Praxis Score Results

Admission to Student Teaching will be granted if students meet all criteria by stated deadlines. Passing scores for all required Praxis exams must be received in the Office of Education Student Services by the last day of the semester before student teaching begins.


The request for deadline extension has been developed for students who have registered or taken the required Praxis exams but cannot provide a passing score within the timeframe required. This form must be completed and submitted no later than the stated deadline for score receipt (last day of the semester before student teaching begins). Students must complete the form on-line, sign, and submit to the Coordinator of Field Placements, 205A Gooch Hall by deadline.


Click here to complete the extension request form.

Student Teaching Dates, Fall 2015

  • Student Teaching Orientation: August 18-20
  • School Visits: August 21
  • 1st Placement: August 24-October 8
  • Mid-Session Student Teaching Seminar: October 9
  • 2nd Placement: October 12- December 3
  • Graduation Practice: December 3
  • Student Teaching Reception: December 3 at 5 Boling Center

Application for Student Teaching

To begin the student teaching application process

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Test Information

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Request for Praxis Extension

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