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 weekend (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?

  • 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 assigned K-12 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.