School of Education
Student Teaching Information
You must apply for a student teaching placement. Since applications for student teaching are due while you are still completing the final course requirements of your program, your application is not a guarantee that you will be placed. To be eligible for student teaching you must continue to meet the requirements of the teacher education program:
- All EDUC coursework completed with a grade of B- or higher
- All coursework in major and minor coursework (including the Elementary Planned Program, for elementary education students) completed with a grade of C or higher
- Overall GPA of 2.7 or higher
- Major and minor (including Elementary Planned Program) GPAs of 2.7 or higher
- Passing score on MTTC subject test in major for secondary students, in Elementary Education for elementary students
- Criminal Background Disclosure form completed
Congratulations to the 2014 - 2015 Student Teachers!
They are getting underway in their own classrooms this fall across Michigan, and in Canada. More updates to follow.
The Fall 2014 Student Teaching Cohort is hard at work with their Cooperating Teachers and University Supervisors.
Attention: Potential Student Teachers for the 2016 - 2017 Academic Year
All students who anticipate student teaching in Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 academic year must attend an information session during the Fall 2015 semester. Dates and times of the information sessions will be announced by the end of September.
If you have previously attended an information session, but are not student teaching in 2015 - 2016, you must attend a session this fall.
Applications for Fall 2016 student teaching placements are due February 1, 2016. Applications for Spring 2017 student teaching placements are due by April 1, 2016.
2015 - 2016 Forms
The completed application for SCECH's must be submitted to the Assistant Dean, School of Education by January 10 for work with a student teacher during the fall semester, and by June 10 for the spring semester.
As a University Supervisor for LSSU's Department of Education, I enjoy a unique vantage point from which I can assess the Education Department's efforts. I see the end result, the education graduates who have completed four years of classroom learning. These men and women have been placed in our local schools under the mentorship of tenured teachers to apply their knowledge in a real-time setting and complete their educational experience. These interns are some of the finest students with whom I have ever had the pleasure to work. They are exemplary in their knowledge base and admirable in their teaching skills. Their mentor teachers, with whom they work, are generous with their compliments. Following the completion of their internships, they go on to accept teaching positions and excel at those as well. School principals recognize the merit of Lake State's educational curriculum, as well as the high quality of its interns, and are ready to hire them as vacancies occur. Many have been placed locally; and it's a pleasure to revisit them in their new 'homes' and see for myself what a great teaching job they are doing. These interns have LSSU's Department of Education to thank for their knowledge base. In conclusion, by the evidence of its final product, the interns themselves, LSSU's Education Department is not only getting the job done of providing our community with excellent education graduates, they are doing that job very well, indeed."
-- Wanda Fabbri
LSSU University Supervisor