GATE 3:  Admission to Student Teaching

 

When must I apply to student teach?

 

You should apply at the beginning of the term before the semester that you plan to student teach. Deadlines are as follows:

 

  • Sept. 1 for student teaching in the following spring semester
  • Feb. 1 for student teaching in the following fall semester 
How do I apply?
 
What are the admission requirements?
  • Degree Completion Plan Audit
    • Evidence of 2.5 minimum GPA (cumulative)
    • Evidence that all coursework will be completed prior to student teaching.  If CLEP/ICE tests are used to satisfy a course requirement, passing CLEP scores are due at the Gate 3 application deadline.
    • Passing score reports
      • Praxis Subject Assessment
      • VCLA
      • RVE (Elementary and Special Education Majors)
If I want to teach in an external placement in the U.S. or overseas, do I have different requirements?
What are the traditional breakdowns of student teaching in our initial licensure areas?
 
  • All candidates are required to complete a minimum of 300 student teaching hours, including at least 150 direct teaching hours.
  • Elementary:
    • Elementary (PreK-6)
  • Special Education:
    • General Curriculum (K-12)
    • Dual Licensure (PreK-6 Elementary & K-12 Special Education)
  • Secondary/Content:
    • Endorsement Area (6-12)
  • Comprehensive PreK-12:
    • Endorsement Area (PreK-6 & 6-12)

If I have questions about student teaching or my Gate 3 application to Livetext, who do I contact?

 
Accepting Initial Applications during this timeframe

Sept. 1

No initial applications accepted after Sept. 1st.

Feb. 1

No initial applications accepted after Feb. 1st.

Initial Status Responses:  Candidates are informed of their status during this timeframe.

Status may be: Approved, Probation or Denied

Sept. 1-Sept. 15

Candidates must have an answer by Sept. 15 through email and by LiveText rubric that states their status.

Feb. 1 - Feb. 15

Candidates must have an answer by Feb. 15 through email and by LiveText rubric that states their status.

Revision Window Candidates use these two weeks to fix any problems associated with the initial application.  They will resubmit the revised application during this window.

Sept. 15 - Oct. 1

No resubmissions will be accepted after Oct. 1.

Feb. 15 - March 1

No resubmissions will be accepted after March 1.

Revised Application Resubmission  - FINAL DEADLINE!!!

Candidates must resubmit the revised application by this final date.

Oct. 1

No resubmissions will be accepted after Oct. 1.

March 1

No resubmissions will be accepted after March 1.

Final Status Responses:

Candidates are informed of their final status during this timeframe.

Oct. 1-Oct. 15

Status is final by Oct. 15.  If candidate is denied at this point, he/she will have to wait until the next semester.

March 1 - March 15.

Status is final by March 15.  If candidate is denied at this point, he/she will have to wait until the next semester.

For more detailed information about the gate timeline, please visit Gate Timeline.