• Student Teaching Application Process


    Student teaching takes place in the final semester for both undergraduate and graduate students. It is a full semester experience (15-16 weeks). It is on the job training – a full day, every day!

    Student teaching is the final 9 credits of academic preparation. Only a total of 12 credits will be allowed during your final semester, however, it is strongly recommended that you do not take more than 9 credits.

    The student teaching applicant must:

    1. Complete all required academic and professional education courses.
    2. Resolve any incomplete grades prior to student teaching.
    3. Possess a major (or its equivalent) in a content area to qualify for certification.
    4. Undergraduate students must attain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75. Graduate students must attain a 3.0 GPA with no more than six credits below a grade of B-. Candidates must meet content major GPA requirement for graduation.
    5. Register for the student teaching course on WEBstudent. Submitting the student teaching application does not register you for student teaching. Please see your education advisor for approval.
    6. Test requirements must be met prior to student teaching. Applicants for New Jersey licensure must pass the appropriate Praxis II Subject Assessment/Speciality Area Test(s). Only official score reports from Educational Testing Service (ETS) will be accepted for student teaching and licensure. Students who are seeking certification in Spanish or Chinese must also supply the Certification, Field Placements and School Partnerships Office with a copy of the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI). English as a Second Language (ESL) students must provide a copy of the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and Writing Proficiency Test (WPT). This is not subject to appeal or exceptions.
    7. If you have been convicted of a crime in this or any other state, you may not be eligible for certification. Please contact our office.
    8. If it is necessary to be considered a full-time student (12 credits) for health insurance, please plan accordingly.
    9. Submit proof of completion of Suicide Prevention Training. Training can be completed through a free, two-hour online training at www.sptsusa.org. It is designed for teacher in NJ schools. It meets the NJ code requirement and has NJEA approval. Individuals who do the training receive a certificate upon completion. Attach a copy of this certificate to your student teaching application. 


    The Application for Student Teaching for Fall 2014 or Spring 2015 must be submitted between January 22 and January 24, 2014 to the Certification, Field Placements, and School Partnerships Office in McAllan Hall, room 112. Please stop by the office and pick up an application packet, download the forms, or see your SOE Advisor to obtain a packet.

    The student teaching applicant must submit the following:

    1. Completed application
    2. January 2014 WebAdvisor audit
    3. Resume
    4. Suicide Prevention Training certificate of completion
    5. Oral Proficiency Interview (Spanish or Chinese), Oral Proficiency Interview and Writing Proficiency Test (English as a Second Language - ESL). A copy of your proficiency certificate must be submitted to the Certification, Field Placements and School Partnerships office prior to student teaching.
    6. Certificate of Eligibility (MAT students only - if applicable)
    7. Bursar Form (Undergraduate students only)