To qualify for student teaching, you need to:
- Undergraduate students must maintain an overall minimum gpa of 2.75; graduate students must maintain an overall minimum gpa of 3.0
- Receive a grade no lower than a C in any course in the Education Program
- Receive the positive endorsement of the faculty in your major and education
- Have fingerprint record in the NYSED TEACH system per program and NYS process
Students are required to pass all NYSED Teacher Certification Exams prior to receiving initial certification. Go to NYSTCE for current information about NYS certification tests. Should you need assistance in preparing for these exams, help with test taking skills is available in our Academic Support Services Center. You can also enroll in on-line preparation for the New York State Teacher Certification exams at www.certed.com
The Education Program sends requests for cooperating teachers to all area school districts. Student teaching placements will be assigned by the Education Program, and every effort will be made to work with the individual needs of students within the parameters of the program.
Applications and Forms
> Student Teaching Handbook
> Student Teaching Application
Apply online for student teaching. This streamlines your application process and is preferred to submitting a paper application. Click on the link above to apply.