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Student Teaching Requirements

Requirements must be met and must be on file with the Office of Student Teaching and Field Placements in G4 Canevin Hall before a student teaching placement will be confirmed for you.

DU e-mail will be used as the primary form of communication between the Student Teaching Office and teacher candidates. Please check it often and make sure that it is working at all times.

Applying for Student Teaching
Attend Informational Meeting held every January
Submit one copy of the ST 16 Placement Application form 
Submit three typed copies of the ST 17 Autobiographical Data form

Faculty Recommendations
Undergraduate PreK-4 and Middle Level Candidates
Recommendation from a faculty member teaching a Content Methods Course
Recommendation from a faculty member teaching in Semesters 5, 6, or 7

Undergraduate | Secondary/K-12 Candidates
In addition to the two recommendations listed above, you also need the following:
Recommendation from a faculty member teaching in the Certification Content Area

Graduate Candidates
Recommendation from a faculty member teaching a Content Methods Course
Recommendation from any other School of Education professor

Clearances
All Pennsylvania clearances must be current when submitted to the School of Education. Clearances must remain current throughout your student teaching experience.

Registration
You must be officially registered for a credited course titled "Student Teaching", "Practicum" or "Internship." Credits will vary based on your undergraduate or graduate status. Please see your advisor for registration codes.

Other Requirements
Removal of all Incomplete & Failing grades from transcript

Minimum QPA of 3.00 overall

Minimum QPA of 3.00 in the certification subject area (Secondary or K-12)

Successful completion of the following PAPA exams:
For ALL Undergraduate student teachers:
PAPA: Reading, Writing, and Mathematics (www.pa.nesinc.com)
For Undergraduate student teachers in K-12 certification areas (i.e. Foreign Language-Latin)
PAPA: Reading, Writing and Mathematics (www.pa.nesinc.com)

SKILLS OF BASIC TESTS MUST BE COMPLETED AND PASSED (EITHER INDIVIDUALLY OR COMPOSITE) BY ALL UNDERGRADUATE CANDIDATES OR YOU MAY NOT STUDENT TEACH - NO EXCEPTIONS.

NOTES ON PROFESSIONAL TESTING: All candidates will be required to obtain a qualifying score on the specialty area certification exam(s) required for your content area for teaching certification. This is not required prior to student teaching.