About Student Teaching

Student Teaching is the Capstone Project that allows you, after successfully completing the semester, to apply for your Teaching License in the State of Ohio. This is typically done in Phase 4 of your program. All coursework from your Program Plan needs to be completed prior to being eligible to Student Teach. (See criteria to be eligible to Student Teach.)

Student Teaching is considered to be the most important and challenging component of your teacher prep program. It is a 16-week “professional internship.” Student Teaching requires a large time commitment from you. You will need to begin to think about how you will manage all your personal responsibilities and commitment during this time. During your professional internship you will be required to report to your assigned school placement Monday through Friday during the required hours your mentor teacher is required to be there. This typically is 8 hours a day. Expect to spend time in the evenings and on the weekends to reflect, plan and prepare for future instruction.

The objective of Student Teaching is to provide experiences where students seeking licensure can effectively demonstrate skills in each of the following areas:

  • Planning and Preparation
  • The Classroom and School Environment
  • Engaging students in meaningful instruction
  • Assessment
  • Professional Responsibilities
  • Professional Dispositions
  • Behavior Management

Teacher Candidate Placement Policy

With a move to a Clinical Model and new CAEP Accreditation Standards, all Student Teaching placements are made within a 50-mile radius from the main campus at The University of Akron.

Teacher Candidates will be placed in local school districts with which we have developed partnerships and which meet the criteria for each Teacher Candidate’s licensure area.  We also take into consideration where Teacher Candidates have completed their Field work.  We work to ensure that each Teacher Candidate receives experience in diverse settings within their College of Education experiences. These partner schools can be public, private or charter schools, as long as they are accredited by the State of Ohio.

The University of Akron will request an appropriate Teacher Candidate placement during the semester prior to Student Teaching.  (See criteria to be eligible to student teach.)

A student teacher is not permitted to student teach in the same school district where he/she is employed, where relatives are employed, where their children are attending, or from which he/she has graduated within the last 10 years.

Students are responsible for providing their own transportation to and from their assigned school placement.

To be eligible to student teach, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be admitted to the College of Education.
  2. Completion of all program requirements.
  3. Have a cumulative grade point average of a 2.5 or above.
  4. Have a cumulative grade point average of a 2.5 or above in your content area(s).
  5. In your professional education coursework you cannot have a grade below a C. Any Professional educational coursework with a C- or below must be retaken.
  6. Passing scores on all of your content areas for the Ohio Assessment for Educators (OAE).
  7. Passing OAE scores turned in to the Office of Student Teaching by the required deadline.
  8. Clean FBI and BCI report.
  9. Required meeting with your faculty advisor prior to applying.
  10. Submission of completed student teaching application by required deadline.
  11. Approval from the Student Teaching committee.

Information for Fall 2019 Student Teachers


Fall 2019 Student Teaching Syllabus


Student Teaching Date Organizer

Fall 2019 Student Teachers

Date

16-Week Student Teaching Placements

May 2, 2019

Student Teaching Placement meeting
Attendance Required
Zook Hall 108
4:00 pm

Aug. 22, 2019

Student Teaching Orientation Meeting
Meet your University Supervisor!
Zook Hall 108
2:00-3:30 pm

Aug. 26, 2019

Student Teaching placements begin

Oct. 20, 2019

All Licensure Areas - Midterm CPAST Evaluation

Nov. 7, 2019

*** edTPA submissions for ALL subject areas DUE ***
(Unless Colloquium instructor has indicated another due date for submission)

www.edtpa.com
Please note:  All students are responsible for payment of the edTPA fee directly to Pearson when the portfolio is submitted in Nov. 2019.  The fee is $300.  This charge is not included in students' tuition or course fees.

Nov. 19, 2019

Best Practices for Educators
Student Union
4:00-7:00 pm

Nov. 1 - Dec. 1, 2019

Licensure meetings to be held during Colloquium classes

For the COE's e-signing of your Ohio Teaching License applications between Dec. 18 and Jan. 24, make sure you know the testing window and score report dates that are sent to the College of Education!

You must pass ALL of the required licensure OAEs to earn your teaching license once your degree has been conferred by the UA Office of the Registrar.  (See http://www.oh.nesinc.com for all score report release dates.)

  1. Testing window of Oct. 21 to Nov. 17 - Scores reported on Dec. 2
  2. Testing window of Nov. 18 to Dec. 15 - Scores reported on Dec. 29
  3. Testing window of Dec. 16 to Jan. 13 - Scores reported on Jan. 25

Dec. 5, 2019

Final Evaluation completed

Dec. 12, 2019

Last day of Student Teaching

Dec. 14, 2019

GRADUATION!!

Dec. 20, 2019

Final mileage due (University Supervisors only)

April 7, 2020

NOTED Job Fair (Northeast Ohio Teacher Education Day)
John S. Knight Center, Akron
www.notedjobfair.org

Doors open at 7:30 am. See website for times and activities.

Alumni are welcome and encouraged to attend

Please note:  DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

You are responsible for checking this calendar periodically and communicating frequently with advisors to avoid missing events and/or deadlines.  

Be aware that dates on this calendar may change.  It is the student teacher's responsibility to periodically check this calendar and communicate frequently with advisor to avoid missing events and/or deadlines. 

Planning to Student Teach in Spring 2020?

If you missed the information meetings, please view the Powerpoint presentation and the “Additional Costs to Student Teach" document.

Contact Sandy Wilkes, Student Teaching Coordinator, for additional information.



Information for Spring 2020 Student Teachers

Date 16-Week Student Teaching Placements
Apr. 30 or May 1, 2019

Information Sessions

If you missed the meeting, please view the Powerpoint.

Aug. 25, 2019 Deadline for completing and passing all content OAEs for Student Teaching eligibility.
Sept. 1-15, 2019

Window open for submitting Student Teaching applications (available on the Student Teaching website).

APPLICATIONS CLOSE AT 500 PM ON SEPT. 15.  LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Dec. 5, 2019

Spring 2020 Student Teaching Placement meeting

MANDATORY Attendance

4:00-5:00 pm - Zook Hall 108

Jan. 9, 2020

Student Teaching Orientation Meeting
Meet your University Supervisor!
2:00-5:00 pm
Zook Hall 108

Jan. 13, 2020 Student Teaching Placements begin
Mar. 8, 2020 All Licensure Areas - Midterm CPAST Evaluation
Mar. 10, 2020 Best Practices for Educators
4:00-7:00 pm
UA Student Union Ballrooms
Mar. 26, 2020

*** edTPA submissions for ALL subject areas DUE ***
(Unless Colloquium instructor has indicated another due date for submission)
www.edtpa.com

Please note:  All students are responsible for payment of the $300.00 edTPA fee directly to Pearson when the portfolio is submitted in March 2020.  This charge is not included in students' tuition or course fees.

Apr. 7, 2020

NOTED (Teacher Job Fair)
John S. Knight Center
http://www.notedjobfair.org

Doors open at 7:30 am.  See website for times and activities.  Alumni are always welcomed and encouraged to attend!

Apr. 1-May 1, 2020

Licensure meetings to be held during Colloquium classes.  For the COE's e-signing of your Ohio Teaching License applications between May 20 and June 1, make sure you know the testing window and score report dates that are sent to the College of Education!

You must pass ALL of the required licensure OAEs to earn your teaching license once your degree has been conferred by the UA Office of the Registrar (typically after May 20, due to all final grades being due by May 12.  (See http://www.oh.nesinc.com for all score report release dates.)

  1. Testing window of Mar. 9 to April 5 - Scores reported on Apr. 17, 2020
  2. Testing window of Apr. 6 to May 3 - Scores reported on May 15, 2020
  3. Testing window of May 4 to May 31 - Scores reported on June 12, 2020
May 1, 2020

Final Evaluations completed

May 7, 2020

Last day of Student Teaching - Semester ends

May 15, 2020

Final mileage due (University Supervisors only)

Be aware that dates on this calendar may change.  It is the student teacher's responsibility to periodically check this calendar and communicate frequently with their advisor to avoid missing events and/or deadlines.