Student Teaching Application - Form and Instructions
Student Teaching applications are due the fourth
Friday of the semester, at 4 p.m., in 150 EduE, for the following semester.
Download Two-page Application Form
Application Form (as a Word file)
IF YOU PLAN ON STUDENT TEACHING IN THE SPECIAL EDUCATION FIELD YOU WILL ALSO NEED THE FOLLOWING FORM:
Special Education Practicum Experience Log
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The form has two parts: the Application for Student Teaching, and the Student Teaching Placement Request.
- Application with advisor signature
- Placement Request Form
- Current APAS or updated Post-baccalaureate contract from CEHSP Student Affairs
- Resume (submit one original copy on plain, white paper and one electronic copy to email@example.com)
- Not required for already licensed teachers
- Essay (submit one original copy on plain, white paper and one electronic copy to firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Not required
for already licensed teachers
- Address appropriate points below if
you are interested
in multicultural placements
- Signed Program Clearance Summary
Revisions to any part of the application will not be accepted
after placement requests are mailed to schools. Keep a copy of your student
teaching application for your personal files.
The Office of Field Experiences makes every effort to place students
within 40 miles of their preferred locations. This is not always possible; placement
location may be affected by any of the following:
- UMD faculty input - A student who desires to teach outside the Duluth/Superior
area will need strong recommendations from the faculty.
- Opportunities available to provide students with a quality field experience,
including but not limited to:
- Number of public school teachers willing to host student
teachers in a specific semester and content area
- Number of student teachers
a district allows its teachers to host in a given year
- Approval of the
principal or director at the site
- Established contracts with a school district
- You will not be placed in buildings
where there is a potential conflict of interest, e.g., schools where you have a spouse or
member employed, have children in attendance, or have attended yourself
- Student to be placed for student teaching in schools outside the 40+ mile radius of Duluth/Superior will be placed in a school with a minimum of 30% in cultural diversity. Socio-economic (30%) and IEP (10%) diversity will also be considered.
Some extenuating circumstances to this rule may include medical, death of family member, or transfer of spouse(domestic partner). Documented evidence must be provided for all three circumstances.
There are two options for student teaching: (each option has its own guidelines)
- Duluth/Northern Minnesota/I-35 to Twin Cities/Northern Wisconsin
- Socio-economic (30%) diversity will be considered
- IEP (10%) diversity will be considered
- Twin Cities
- Student must show exceptional skills
- Student must be approved by faculty through the application process.
- Student must teach at a school with at least 30% cultural diversity
- Only school districts that have an agreement with UMD will be used.
Announcement of confirmed placements will begin at the student
teacher placement meetings held in early May for fall student teachers, and
early December for spring student teachers.
Your resume offers the potential cooperating teacher
an opportunity to evaluate your level of professionalism. It also gives you
the chance to share information about your academic and work experiences, as
well as your personal and professional interests. Be sure to include your local and permanent addresses as well
as information about your field experiences to date.
The UMD Career Services Web site includes guidelines and sample
resumes. Review their Career Services Handbook,
or visit in person at Solon Campus Center 21.
The essay serves as the best representation
of your professionalism, communication abilities and who you are. Cooperating
teachers will use your essay to help decide if you are a good fit for their
The following should be addressed in your essay:
- Who I am
- Experiences that led me to want to be a teacher
- My special interests and activities
- My long-range goals as an educator
Make sure your essay contains no grammatical or spelling errors.
Keep descriptions about yourself and your experiences positive. Maximum length:
two pages, word processed and double spaced. Include your name in the upper
Multicultural Student Teaching Experience
The following questions are to be answered in your essay if you
are considering a multicultural setting:
- Why would you choose to student teach in a school with a significant minority
- Describe what you would hope to learn from an experience student teaching
in a school with a significant minority population.
- Describe any experiences that you have had working with minority populations
(i.e., tutoring, summer camps, practica).
- Describe any additional situations that might assist in the decision to
select you for this program.
Student Teaching Clearance Requirements
All of the following must be met by the end of the term preceding
student teaching. Failure to do so will result in a delay of your student teaching
until the next semester or later.
- Completion of 75% of upper division courses (secondary majors)
- Completion of all education courses except student teaching, professional
issues and professional development
- Grades in all education courses equal to a "C-" or better
- No Incomplete grades
- Meet or exceed minimum GPA requirement in major, and in
cumulative grade point average
Professional Liability Insurance
All student teachers are required to have professional liability
insurance. Application forms are available online at www.educationminnesota.org, under student programs.
Program Clearance Summary
- Once notified, pick up and sign for your APAS packet in the CEHSP Student Affairs
Office, 120 Bohannon Hall.
- Your APAS packet contains:
- Summary form
- For students who will teach foreign languages - you will need to have your
faculty advisor sign a form
from the Foreign Language department
- Other forms as needed (course repeat forms, exception to APAS forms,
- Take your APAS packet and meet with your faculty advisor to discuss it. Fill
out any necessary forms (course repeat form, etc.).
- Both you and your faculty advisor need to sign the summary form. Your faculty
advisor also needs to sign your application.
- Turn in your APAS (from your packet), the original summary form, and your
application to the Field Experience Office by 4 p.m. on the deadline date.
you are an elementary or secondary language minor, turn in the signed form required by the
Language department, as well.
Contact CEHSP Student Affairs in 120 Bohannon Hall about any questions on the summary form.