Student Teaching Application – Essay
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APPLICATION FOR STUDENT TEACHING Part II Essay Portion
Student Teaching (Internship)
At the completion of all Secondary and endorsement coursework, candidates are recommended for a 14-week student teaching internship. The internship is an opportunity for you to develop from a teacher candidate to a professional educator, and can open doors for future employment. In order to devote full time attention to the internship, we encourage candidates not to hold jobs during this time. We understand that realistically this may not always be possible; yet, we advise against excessive time commitments that could adversely affect performance in the internship. For more information about the internship, please visit the . During the student teaching internship, the Secondary department will initiate an Application for Degree.
Essay Questions for Student Teaching Application Personal Data Sheet
Students whose overall and/or major grade point average that is .25 below the required minimum may be considered for admission through the Supplemental Application process. See the Teacher Education Admissions & Retention Department for information. Students admitted with a supplemental application are admitted provisionally with the requirement to raise the GPA to program minimums within a period of two successive semesters.
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Write a 2 – 3 page application essay in a word processing program (such as Microsoft Word or Writer). The essay should addess addressing the following question: What makes you feel ready to student teach?
Your student teaching application is an external document that will be shared with local principals, teachers, and other school officials. It is imperative that you follow the directions closely and meet all published deadlines. It is not possible to accommodate late applications. There are three steps in the application process: 1.) completing the Tk20 application for student teaching; 2.) completing the paper application, and 3.) submitting your paper application in person to Mrs. Nancy Martin, Coordinator of Student Teaching and Licensure (ED 3124). Your application must show school officials that you are prepared for the professional responsibility of a student teaching placement. Your brief interview with Mrs. Martin will allow us to begin the placement process for you. It is possible that you will also be interviewed by a principal or other school administrator before your student teaching placement is finalized.