FAQs For Student Teaching

May I work a part-time job during student teaching?

Student teaching requires a full commitment of time and energy from the candidate.  Working during student teaching is NOT recommended. A candidate may request to work a few hours per week (such as working one dinner shift at a restaurant) but candidates should plan for little or no work income during student teaching.

Candidates cannot serve in the role of RA during their student teaching semester.

May I participate in extra-curricular and/or university-related activities (choral groups, theatre productions, university sports, club sports, etc.)?

Candidates are not permitted to be active in extra-curricular and/or university-related activities during student teacher.  Student teaching requires a full commitment of time and energy from the candidate.

May I take a class during or after student teaching?

Candidates must complete all coursework BEFORE the student teaching semester. Candidates should NOT plan to take any courses during or after student teaching.

What school calendar do I follow during student teaching?

The Liberty Supervisor will provide a specified calendar for the student teaching semester.  However, remember that this calendar will closely follow the calendar of the school (not the university).  For example, Liberty usually plans Spring Break during mid March but most K-12 schools plan Spring Break for the end of March or beginning of April.  You will need to comply with the schedule of the K-12 school for vacations.