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Graduate Gate 3: Student Teaching & Internships

Admission for Student Teaching/Internship/Capstone Course

Student teaching/internship experiences are arranged in positive classroom settings with well-qualified cooperating teachers within Christian, private, and public schools. Student teachers/interns are supervised by faculty members from Liberty University. For this reason, student teaching/internship may not be completed at another institution and transferred to Liberty University. Also, student teaching/internship credit will not be awarded for non-certified classroom employment.

Student teaching/internship should be approached with a great deal of respect for the responsibilities involved and should be regarded as an important experience. During student teaching/internship, you will assume an important role of responsibilities and obligations to the school and the students. It is imperative that you plan to arrange personal schedules to allow proper attention to be given to student teaching responsibilities and those activities associated with outside preparation. For these reasons, extracurricular activities and extensive social commitments are highly discouraged.


Application Deadlines & Submission
Requirements
Status Review

The deadlines for student teaching are very important in order to allow time for the Field Offices to coordinate details with possible school placements. In some cases, schools may have additional paperwork or processes that must be followed, which can extend the placement confirmation window. Thank you for understanding and for complying with these important deadlines.

Fall Semester

Student Teach in Fall Semester: Feb. 1

  • Jan. 1: You may begin submitting an application on Jan. 1.
  • Feb. 1: No initial submissions accepted after Feb. 1.
  • Feb. 1 – 15: You will receive an initial review and response by Feb. 15 via email.
  • Feb. 15-Mar. 1 (Revision Window): Use the two-week revision window to resolve and update any missing items associated with the first submission.
  • Mar. 1: You must submit your revised and final application by Mar. 1.
  • Mar. 1 – 15: You will receive an updated review and response by Mar. 15 via email.
    • Applications not submitted and approved by the appropriate deadlines will need to be resubmitted for a future student teaching/internship semester.

Spring Semester

Student Teach in Spring Semester: Sept. 1

  • Jun. 1: You may begin submitting an application on June 1.
  • Sept. 1: No initial submissions accepted after Sept. 1.
  • Sept. 1-15: You will receive an initial review and response by Sept. 15 via email.
  • Sept. 15-Oct. 1 (Revision Window): Use the two-week revision window to resolve and update any missing items associated with the first submission.
  • Oct. 1: You must submit your revised and final application by Oct. 1.
  • Oct. 1-15: You will receive an updated review and response by Oct. 15 via email.
    • Applications not submitted and approved by the appropriate deadlines will need to be resubmitted for a future student teaching/internship semester.

See Graduate Gate 3 Application Instructions Graduate Gate 3 Application Instructions for submitting and completing your Gate 3 application.

If you are a non-licensure or an add-on licensure candidate, your Gate 3 deadline is two weeks prior to the registration deadline for the semester/term in which you wish to complete your capstone course.

Gate 3 requirements vary per degree and licensure program. Review the checklist associated with your degree and licensure program.

Your application will be reviewed by the Gate Office within two weeks of your submission.

You will receive an email from the Gate Office indicating your application status. This email will provide further instructions according to your status.

Licensure Candidates

  • Acceptance: You receive admission to the Student Teaching/Internship for the appropriate semester. The Field Offices will begin requesting and securing a placement based on placement policies.
  • Probation: You have been approved to be registered for the Student Teaching/Internship course for the appropriate semester with the understanding that all items that have been accepted on probationary status will be updated and submitted as requested prior to the Student Teaching/Internship course start date.
  • Denied: You have not met all requirements for Gate 3 admission. This means you will need to submit your updated Gate 3 application for a future semester.

Non-Licensure and Add-on Candidates

  • Acceptance: You receive admission to the capstone course for the appropriate semester/term. You will need to contact Advising to register for the appropriate course.
  • Denied: You have not met all requirements for Gate 3 admission. This means you will need to update any missing items and re-submit your Gate 3 application.

The deadlines for student teaching are very important in order to allow time for the Field Offices to coordinate details with possible school placements. In some cases, schools may have additional paperwork or processes that must be followed, which can extend the placement confirmation window. Thank you for understanding and for complying with these important deadlines.

Fall Semester

Student Teach in Fall Semester: February 1

  • Jan. 1: You may begin submitting an application on Jan. 1.
  • Feb. 1: No initial submissions accepted after Feb. 1.
  • Feb. 1 – 15: You will receive an initial review and response by Feb. 15 via email.
    • Feb. 15 – March 1 (Revision Window): Use the two-week revision window to resolve and update any missing items associated with the first submission.
  • March 1: You must submit your revised and final application by March. 1.
  • March 1 – 15: You will receive an updated review and response by March 15 via email.
    • Applications not submitted and approved by the appropriate deadlines will need to be resubmitted for a future student teaching/internship semester.

Spring Semester

Student Teach in Fall Semester: September 1

  • June 1: You may begin submitting an application on June 1.
  • Sept. 1: No initial submissions accepted after Sept. 1.
  • Sept. 1 – 15: You will receive an initial review and response by Sept. 15 via email.
    • Sept. 15 – Oct. 1 (Revision Window): Use the two-week revision window to resolve and update any missing items associated with the first submission.
  • Oct. 1: You must submit your revised and final application by Oct. 1.
  • Oct. 1 – 15: You will receive an updated review and response by Oct. 15 via email.
    • Applications not submitted and approved by the appropriate deadlines will need to be resubmitted for a future student teaching/internship semester.

See Submission Instructions for submitting and completing your Gate 3 application through LiveText.


Application Questions

Contact the Gate Office at gate3@liberty.edu with questions about the Gate 3 application or stop by the Gate Office.