Requirements for Student Teaching



The State Department of Education regulations for certification of teachers require that students do their student teaching under the control and supervision of the institution from which they expect to graduate. To be eligible for student teaching, students must:

 

  1. Be seniors (Must have at least ninety semester hours of credit).

  2. Have been registered in the College of Education and Human Development for at least three semesters.

  3. Pass all parts of Praxis I PPST in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics.

  4. Have a cumulative or degree grade point average of 2.5 or better, and a cumulative or degree grade point average of 2.5 or better in work completed at Southeastern.

  5. Have completed and earned a grade of “C” or better in all required professional education courses: Education and Educational Psychology.

  6. Have completed and earned a grade of “C” or better in all required courses in their teaching fields. These courses are identified with a single or double dagger on the curriculum sheet.

  7. Pass Praxis II examinations in Principles of Learning and Teaching and Content Specialty Area Tests.

  8. Have completed Education 201 and 211 or 203 and 212 with a grade of “B” or better.

  9. Have completed the final methods course (ECE 422, EDUC 415, EDUC 484, EDUC 490 or Departmental Level Course) at Southeastern with a grade of “C” or better.

  10. Have completed an approved Developing/Combo Level portfolio.

  11. Apply for student teaching one semester (Fall or Spring only) prior to the semester during which they plan to do their student teaching. The Director of Student Teaching will assign the grade or subject and the supervising teacher under whom the students will work.

  12. Have approval of the Director of Student Teaching.

  13. Have a statement from their Department Head certifying that they are competent in the subject matter in which they are seeking certification.