Step Four: Student Teaching
Admission to Student Teaching
Students are eligible to apply for student teaching after meeting all of the coursework requirements and passing both the PPST exam and the Praxis II exam in the required subject area. All student teaching placements will be coordinated through Dr. Michael Beeth and placements will be made through the Office of Field Experiences at UW Oshkosh.
The deadlines for applying to student teacher are firm:
February 15 – if you plan to student teach in the following Fall semester
September 15 - if you plan to student teach in the following Spring semester
The Application for Student Teaching must be submitted with several supporting documents including:
Receipt for processing the required Criminal Background Check
- record of a negative TB skin test
- autobiographical sketch
- original copies of PPST and Praxis II exam scores
Students should plan enough time for writing the autobiographical sketch and for gathering these documents well ahead of the February 15 or September 15 deadlines.
Withdrawing an Application for Student Teaching
Once the application for student teaching has been submitted, the search for placement within an appropriate school district begins, and the applicant is registered at UW Oshkosh for 10 credits of student teaching. If for any reason an act! candidate chooses to withdraw from student teaching, Drs. Tammy Ladwig and Michael Beeth need to be notified immediately in writing of the reason for the withdrawal.
Student Teaching Evaluation
During student teaching, a Cooperating Teacher is assigned to the act! student. The Cooperating Teacher is a licensed and trained classroom teacher who willingly accepts the opportunity to work with a student teacher. Formal observations of the student teacher are made and recorded by the Cooperating Teacher on the Student Teaching Evaluation Form.
More information about student teaching, including the roles and responsibilities of the student teacher, the cooperating teacher and the university supervisor can be found in the act! Student Handbook.