Student Teaching

Teacher candidates in all programs are required to complete one semester of student teaching. Student teaching is a full-time job, in which the teacher candidate is expected to join the cooperating school's faculty as an adjunct professional, assuming teaching responsibilities, including attendance at meetings and adherence to the school's calendar including in-school hours.

In order to participate in student teaching, all candidates are required to attend the student teaching application meeting held one year prior to the semester in which they plan to student teach. Applications are due within one month of the meeting. Resumes and personal sketches are due the same semester as the application.

The Office of Field Experiences makes all arrangements for student teaching placements, based upon program requirements and the availability of sites within a 50-mile radius of Geneseo. Some out-of-area placements are available with partner school districts; these require a separate application submitted with the student teaching application.

 

Early Childhood and Childhood, Childhood, and Childhood with Special Education

To be eligible for the student teaching semester, all teacher candidates in Early Childhood and Childhood, Childhood, and Childhood with Special Education must:

  • Attend a student teaching application meeting one year prior to the semester in which they plan to student teach.
  • Submit a completed application, resume and personal sketch.
  • Have completed all prerequisite courses in education.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 along with a GPA of at least 2.75 in their concentration and their education courses.
  • Have no grade of E in any required course, nor an incomplete in any course.
  • Have a minimum grade of 2.0 in the semester prior to student teaching.
  • Have demonstrated readiness in field experiences.
  • Have at least second-semester junior standing and completed at least two-thirds of the requirements of their concentration.
  • Have registered for the appropriate student teaching courses.

Adolescence

Teacher candidates in Adolescence programs student teach in the fall semester. To be eligible for the student teaching semester, all teacher candidates in Adolescence programs must:

  • Attend a student teaching application meeting one year prior to the semester in which they plan to student teach.
  • Submit a completed application, resume and personal sketch.
  • Have completed all prerequisite courses in education.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 along with a GPA of at least 2.75 in their major and their education courses.
  • Have no grade of E in any required course, nor an incomplete in any course.
  • Have a minimum grade of 2.0 in the semester prior to student teaching.
  • Have demonstrated readiness in field experiences.
  • Have senior standing and completed at least two-thirds of the requirements of their major.
  • Have registered for the appropriate student teaching courses.
All candidates are responsible for arranging their own transportation and housing during student teaching.
 
Contact:
Diantha Watts, Ed. D.
Director of Field Experiences
South 212
585-245-5227