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Gate 3 Information

Program Admission & Student Teaching Application

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

Student teaching should be approached with a great deal of respect for the responsibilities involved and should be regarded as an important experience. During student teaching, you will assume an important role of responsibilities and obligations to the school and the students. It is imperative that you plan to arrange your personal schedule in order to allow for proper attention to be given to student teaching responsibilities and those activities associated with outside preparation. For these reasons, extracurricular activities, extensive social commitments, and working more than 10 hours per week 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: February 1

  • Submit application by February 1.
    • You will receive an initial review and response by Feb. 15 via email and LiveText rubric.
    • Review full rubric by expanding the rubric in LiveText.
  • Revise application, if needed, and resubmit by March 1.
    • You will receive a final review and response by March 15.
    • Applications not submitted and approved by the appropriate deadlines will need to be resubmitted for a future student teaching semester.

Spring Semester

Student Teach in Spring Semester: September 1

  • Submit application by September 1.
    • You will receive an initial review and response by Sept. 15 via email and LiveText rubric.
    • Review full rubric by expanding the rubric in LiveText.
  • Revise application, if needed, and resubmit by October 1.
    • You will receive a final review and response by October 15.
    • Applications not submitted and approved by the appropriate deadlines will need to be resubmitted for a future student teaching semester.

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

Academic Requirements

  • Degree Completion Plan Audit
    • Teacher Licensure Major
    • 3.0 Cumulative GPA
    • All courses completed prior to student teaching with the exception of EDUC 475/476/477
      • Documentation of transfer courses, CLEP/ICE exams, etc.

Licensure Assessments*

  • Math assessment
  • Reading assessment
  • Writing assessment
  • VCLA
  • Praxis Subject Assessment(s)
  • RVE (Elementary and Special Education candidates only)

*Official score report with passing scores required

Placement Requirements

  • Proof of Background Clearances
    • Criminal Background
    • Virginia Child Abuse Clearances
    • FBI Fingerprints
  • Tuberculosis (TB) Test
    • Must indicate a negative TB result
    • Must be valid through the end of the ST semester
    • Valid for one year after test date
  • Liability Insurance – Christian Educator Association International
    • Must be valid through the end of the ST semester
    • Select “College Student” option
  • Placement Requests
    • Local or External

See Undergraduate Gate 3 Application Checklist for a printable option of the above requirements.

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.

Acceptance

You will receive admission to the student teaching courses for the appropriate semester. The Field Offices will begin requesting and securing a placement based on placement policies.

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.