Student teaching at Ball State University is a semester-long experience that permits teacher candidates to demonstrate the integration of knowledge, performance, and dispositions learned in the professional education sequence to professional classroom settings. The purpose of student teaching is to provide a planned, supervised learning experience in schools where the teacher candidate practices the application of pedagogical content knowledge to demonstrate teaching ability under direct supervision by school and university personnel. While student teaching presents learning opportunities, it also embodies the added responsibility of teaching and advising P-12 students. Students can choose to student teach in Indiana, or choose from one of our national/international opportunities.  For more information on these unique opportunities, please click here.

Information for Student Teaching Applicants

Student Teaching Application Meeting Schedule and Open Window 

The Student Teaching Placement Process Explained

Application Instructions for Student Teaching in Tk20

Instruction Booklets

A Step-by-Step Guide to Student Teaching:  Application to Day One

Handbook for University Supervisors (July 2015)


Student Teaching Stipends

Student teaching stipend for high-needs fields.
Student teaching stipend for minorities.