As the final phase of the credential program, student teaching is a half-day for four days and a full day for one day per week for two semesters. All student teachers have one placement in a K-2 classroom where they gain experience with early literacy instruction utilizing a balanced and comprehensive approach to reading. The other placement is in an intermediate classroom (grades 3-6) or in a middle school classroom (grades 6-8). One student teaching placement must be in a public school.
A separate application is required to advance to student teaching. Applications for student teaching must be submitted in person to the Multiple Subject Student Teaching Office one semester prior to the first assignment. Application packets are distributed at the Student Teaching Application meetings. Dates, times and locations are announced in methods courses, are posted throughout the ED-1 and ED-2 buildings, and appear on the website at www.ced.csulb.edu/fpo well in advance of the actual meeting dates. Deadlines for submitting applications to student teach are:
Students should note that these deadlines are firm. Late applications are not accepted.
Advancement to Student Teaching Requirements
Students must meet the following requirements to advance to student teaching:
Please note: professional preparation pedagogy courses in the ITEP MSCP program may be taken prior to or concurrently with student teaching. All subject-specific pedagogy (methods) courses must be completed with a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 and no individual course grade lower than "C."