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Stage IV Student Teaching

Getting Started

Before completing the online student teaching application, you must view the following guidelines:

Stage IV: Student Teaching (minimum 420 hours)

During the full-time, 13-week (minimum) final field placement for graduate students and 24-week (minimum) residency placement for undergraduate students within a carefully selected school, students work under the immediate supervision of a highly competent Cooperating Teacher, a Drexel University Field Supervisor, and the general supervision of the Drexel University Field Experience Coordinator. This experience approximates full-time teaching and provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate everything that they have learned. This phase demands a full teaching load and as representative of the University and the teaching profession, the Student Teacher functions as a full-time staff member of the school and is expected to uphold the highest level of personal and professional standards and ethics. Students may submit a request to the Field Placement Office to be placed in a specific school district.

In order to receive placement students must submit Student Teaching Field Placement Application in order to formally apply for placement for stage IV. Please submit the application for placement by the proposed deadline in order to receive a timely placement. Field experience must take place within an approved school setting as identified and confirmed by the Field Placement Office. Per the School of Education's policies, field experiences are not to occur within a school or building in which a teacher candidate's children attend or family members are employed. Note: If you plan of study changes, please submit and updated form indicating that the new submission is a revision. You must also contact the appropriate coordinator within the Field Placement Office.

Supplemental Forms Required for Placement:

Introductory Letter

Recommendation Letter(s)


Online Application

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