Student Teaching Information
Student teaching is an intensive 15-week clinical experience that provides a planned, supervised learning experience in a real school setting under the supervision of a cooperating teacher and university supervisor. During student teaching, the student teacher applies professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions, demonstrates teaching ability under the direct supervision of school and university faculty, assesses the impact of teaching on student learning, and completes electronic evidences to demonstrate proficiency in meeting the North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards. The candidate's success as a student teacher is assessed based on teaching performance and student learning (impact on student learning). As the culminating experience, student teaching is completed during the candidate's last semester and requires 15 consecutive weeks in a P-12 classroom under the supervision of a P-12 cooperating teacher and a university supervisor from the candidate's program of study.
During the semester of student teaching, the candidate is also enrolled in the Responsive Pedagogy course (EDU/PED 4333), which provides the setting for the candidate to complete the various evidences required to demonstrate proficiency in meeting the North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards.