Student teaching in Indiana gives students an opportunity to develop teaching competence under the supervision of professionally licensed teachers cooperating with the university in the student teaching program.
Basic Procedural Steps for Student Teaching
The following instructions/information are offered to help you complete and submit your student teaching application and also to answer questions you may have as you prepare for your student teaching assignment.
Geographic Preference for Student Teaching
Preparing a High Quality Student Teaching Application
To be considered for a tentative student teaching placement, every student will submit an online application. This application provides information about the student to superintendents, principals, potential cooperating teachers, and other personnel responsible for student teaching placements. This application is a marketing tool for the student. The application and transcripts are submitted to a school corporation or school when requesting placement. This application is submitted just as the student prepares it.
A superintendent, personnel director, principal or teacher, who is deciding whether to accept the placement request will receive a first impression of the students' potential by reviewing the application materials. It is to the student's advantage to present the materials professionally. It is critical that the application be well-written, grammatically correct, and free of spelling and typing errors. The student will also include his/her philosophy of education.
Proofreading is essential. A mistake can damage the student's placement opportunity. Students must market themselves. The student should seek others help in proofing the application and the student should allow ample time to complete the application.
Confirmation of Placement
Registering for Student Teaching
OTES will electronically enter course permission. The student must register and pay for student teaching just as they would for any other course.
Final Eligibility for Student Teaching
The student's final eligibility is determined by OTES. Students will be notified by the Director of OTES through official correspondence if they are determined to be eligible.
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