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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.

Application Deadlines & Submission

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

The deadlines for student teaching/internship 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.

Gate 3 Application requirements are processed through a zero-credit Canvas Course. Please note that all of the Gate 3 requirements must be submitted in this course by the weekly deadlines outlined in the Course Schedule/Syllabus. All Gate 3 requirements, including passing test scores, must be prepared and completed prior to enrollment in the Gate 3 course to allow the candidate to meet weekly assignment deadlines.  Testing should be completed early to allow time for retesting, if necessary.  Note: Testing organizations typically require about a month waiting period between testing attempts.

The Gate 3 Course is only offered in the Spring and Fall semesters and must be taken in the available semester prior to when candidates plan to Student Teach:

  • If the candidate plans to complete Student Teaching in the Spring semester, he/she must successfully complete the Gate 3 Course during the preceding Fall B-term.
  • If the candidate plans to complete Student Teaching in the Fall semester, he/she must successfully complete the Gate 3 Course during the preceding Spring B-term.

M.Ed. Non-Licensure and M.Ed. Add-On Licensure candidates should register for the Gate 3 Canvas the semester prior to completing the capstone course (EDUC 696 or EDUC 698).

Gate 3 requirements vary per degree and licensure program. Review the Gate 3 checklist for your program within the Canvas Licensure Community.

If you are in a non-licensure program, please use the below Gate 3 checklist.

Application Questions

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

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