We have adopted the co-teaching model for student teaching, which is defined as: "Two teachers (a mentor teacher and a teacher candidate) working together with groups of students; sharing the planning, organization, delivery and assessment of instruction, as well as the physical space" (T.Heck). Each teacher candidate is assigned a supervisor from the college and is part of a student teaching cohort. Within this cohort model the college supervisor will meet with the teacher candidates weekly for formal and informal observations and to conduct a seminar.
Student Teaching is the culmination of your teacher education program and consists of 16 weeks of full-time teaching in one of our Professional Development Schools.
You will receive notification by email when an evaluation of your Degree Works indicates that you are ready to student teach. If you do not receive an email but believe you have completed all prerequisites for student teaching, email Rosemary Arioli.
Attend the Student Teaching Orientation (attendance is mandatory)
- for SPRING 2023 Undergraduate students | September 21, 2022 | 4:00 pm-5:00 pm | Bugler 215
- for SPRING 2023 Graduate/MIITC students | time and place to be announced
Complete the online Student Teaching Application | DUE October 1, 2022
- Website: https://epp.buffalostate.edu/student-teaching-application
- Email Tiffany Fuzak at firstname.lastname@example.org if you cannot access.
Submit your Student Teaching Resume | DUE November 1, 2022
- Follow the format shown at the student teaching orientation.
- Name the file with your full name and document title (e.g. LastName-FirstName-StudentTeachingRESUME-Spring2023)
- Submit electronically to the student teaching group at: email@example.com
Visit the Teacher Certification Office website
- Website: http://teachercertification.buffalostate.edu
- Review the requirements listed under the "Initial Certification" tab
- Review the requirements listed under the "Seminars/Workshops" tab
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
All students must become familiar with the content in the EPP Student Teaching Field Placement Handbook (version 2.0 updated December 2019). Students are responsible for understanding and abiding by the regulations presented in the Handbook.
The Elementary Education department will not accept transfer credits to meet these course requirements.
Only students formally admitted into the actual majors (not Pre-Elementary Education) may take these courses. If a student registers for one of these courses and then does not have a cumulative 2.5 GPA, the student will be administratively withdrawn from the course. Once you have been withdrawn, you will not be able to re-register for the course until the following semester. There are no exceptions to this rule.
Students who change majors after completing student teaching paperwork must notify the EER office immediately so they can receive the proper placement.
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