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Stage III Pre-Student Teaching

Getting Started

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

Stage III: Pre-Student Teaching (30 hours minimum)

At this more evolved stage, the student furthers their skills in teaching small groups and whole group lessons, under the supervision of a certified classroom teacher. At least one of the placements at this stage will be in an inclusive setting. Students acquire a wide range of skills, from applying research-based pedagogy to classroom management and discipline that are closely integrated with their course work.

In order to receive placement students must submit a Pre-Student Teaching Field Placement Application in order to formally apply for placement for stage III Pre-Student Teaching. 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. Please submit the application for placement by the proposed deadline in order to receive a timely placement.

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.

Undergraduate Pre-Student Teaching Checklist:

Online Pre-Student Application:

Starting in Fall 2020 all Student Teaching, Pre-Student Teaching and Coop Applications will be managed through the software platform EXXAT. If you are eligible for Student Teaching, Pre-Student Teaching or Coop in Fall 2020, you will receive an email the first week of January with an invitation to create an account in EXXAT. You will also receive detailed instructions in how to complete the online application. All applications will be due February 1st 2020. Please reach out to Director of Student Services, Sarah Eckert ( with any questions that you have regarding the EXXAT system.

The pre-student teaching field experience/s are associated with the following methods courses (UG/GR):

  • PreK-4 Program
    • Math Methods MTED 417/517
    • Early Literacy: EDUC 336/529
  • Secondary Program
    • Science Methods EDUC 314/514
    • Math Methods MTED 419/519
    • English EDUC 358/538
    • Social Studies EDUC 356/556
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