Teacher Education

Student Teaching Requirements

For students to be recommended for admission to Student Teaching they must have met the following requirements.

  1. Admission into the Teacher Education Program.
  2. Submit Intent to Student Teach Form to the Director of Clinical and Field-Based Experiences on August 30 for spring student teaching or January 30 for fall student teaching.
  3. Successful presentation to the Student Teaching Application Panel.
  4. A cumulative GPA of 2.75 in all college work attempted.
  5. A cumulative GPA of 2.75 in the content area major.
  6. A cumulative GPA of 2.75 in Professional Education coursework.
  7. Grade of “B-” or better in all Professional Education courses.
  8. Grade of “C” or better in all secondary content area courses in the major.
  9. Grade of “B-” or better in all elementary content area courses.
  10. Take at least 15 semester hours of Professional Education courses at MNU.
  11. Take at least 6 semester hours of courses from the content area at MNU.
  12. Completion of 60 hours of community service (total of 80 hours) required at the time of application. 
  13. Completion of or enrollment in all coursework needed for licensure with the exception of Student Teaching.
  14. Approval of the Teacher Education Committee.

Admission into Student Teaching does not guarantee placement for student teaching or recommendation for licensure.

Criteria for Assignment to Student Teaching:

For students to begin their Student Teaching assignments they must have met the following requirements.

  1. Admission into Student Teaching (see above).
  2. Passing score on Praxis II Content exam or at least one attempt at completion. The Praxis II Content Test serves as the senior comprehensive exam for elementary education majors.
  3. Completion of appropriate forms for student teaching assignment.
  4. Acceptable health certificate (with TB test results) signed by a doctor not earlier than 6 months prior to Student Teaching.
  5. Background check through Validity, completed no earlier than 6 months prior to student teaching.
  6. Professional liability insurance active for the duration of student teaching.
  7. Completion of all course work prior to Student Teaching.

Completion of Student Teaching does not guarantee recommendation for licensure.

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