Standards for Undergraduate Approval to Student Teach

Approval for Supervised Student Teaching

A student who seeks teacher certification must be granted approval to student teach one semester prior to student teaching.  When approval is not granted, the student may reapply when the deficiencies have been satisfied.  The forms for approval to student teacher are available in the office of the Chair of the Education Department or online.


Early Childhood-Sixth Grade (EC-6)

Fourth-Eighth grade (4-8)

  1.  Completion of 90 semester credit hours or more.
  2.  Submission of the Application to Student Teach.
  3.  An overall grade point average of 2.5 on the 4.0 scale.
  4.  Sound physical health, sound mental health, and acceptable moral character. (The Teacher Education Department may request a student to take a physical examination and/or selected psychological tests or inventories).
  5. Completion of 15-27 semester credit hours of professional education with an overall grade point average of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale, with no grade lower than a “B”.
  6. Recommendation of approval to student teach by the Chair of the Education Department.
  7. No grade lower than a “C” in the 12 semester credit hours of required English with a 2.5 GPA.
  8. No grade lower than a “C” in the combination of subjects (academic support) with a 2.5 GPA.
  9. Select one of the following areas to student teach:  EC-6 (EDUC 4607) with proper early childhood courses or grades 4-8 (EDUC 4601) with designated area of study.
  10. Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program.
  11. Must have complete at least 30 hours of classroom observation (documented).