Admission to Student Teaching
Students should submit applications for student teaching by December 1 of the semester prior to the school year in which they expect to do student teaching.
Prerequisites to student teaching involve previous admission to the Teacher Education program of the University, the completion of all methods courses required in the major, and a passing score on the Illinois Subject-Matter Knowledge test. In addition each candidate for student teaching must be approved by the Teacher Education Executive Committee before he or she can be registered and assigned. The approval of the candidate's major department, successfully passing the Level II portfolio/interview, an overall grade point average of 2.5 or better, a grade point average of 2.75 or better in the major field for Secondary Education and K-12 Education majors, or a grade point average of 2.75 or better in the professional education courses for Elementary and Early Childhood Education majors, are required.
Transfer of student teaching credit earned at another college must have prior approval of the department chair, the Director of Teacher Education, and the Registrar.