Student Teaching/Internship Requirements

Student Teaching and Internship [Licensure Programs]

Gate 3: Apply for Student Teaching or Internship

Guide to Gate 3

Student Teaching Handbook

Internship Handbook

Stipend Information for Cooperating Teachers and On-Site Mentors

Gate 3 Application Deadlines

Internship/student teaching requires ONE FULL SEMESTER (15 weeks) at the end of the degree program. It is the culmination of all coursework and pre-professional experience. Therefore, it is important to prepare thoroughly and decrease outside responsibilities during this semester. Candidates seeking DUAL endorsement (e.g.. Elementary and Special Education) must serve in two student teaching placements and register for two student teaching courses.

First placement / course:  EDUC 59_ Student Teaching

Second placement / course:  EDUC 599 Student Teaching:  Second Endorsement

INITIAL M.A.T. PROGRAMS Student Teaching Requirements in Graduate Education

Course Setting Requirements
Initial Licensure track:

EDUC 590/592
(3 hrs)
Student Teaching I
Course fee: $200
(for Coop Teacher)

Initial licensure
Traditional student teaching with cooperating teacher

  • Elementary:
    • Early emphasis (preK-6)
    • Middle emphasis (K-5 & 6-8)
  • Special Ed: ED, LD, MR (K-12)
  • Secondary: 6-12
  • PreK-12: Two settings (preK-6 & 6-12)

Term A/ Fifteen Week Semester
Student teachers are required to be in the classroom for the full work day every day during the 15 week placement.
Minimum: 300 cumulative hours, including 150 directed student teaching
*Note that the 300 hours is the minimum, but the actual total hours in student teaching will well exceed this requirement.

EDUC 591/593
(3 hrs)
Student Teaching II
Course fee: ($200 for On-site Mentor)

Initial licensure
Teaching in own classroom in appropriate level/subject for endorsement with On-site Mentor and outside experiences




Internship Requirements in Graduate Education
*Advanced licensureCopy of teaching license and work experience form required


EDUC 699-001
(3 hrs)
Admin/ Supervision
Course fee: ($200 for On-site Mentor)

Five administration settings
(elementary, middle school, high school, district office and agency)

Internship plan approved by Program Coordinator


Minimum: 320 cumulative

hours of field experiences during the program.  120 hours must occur before the internship.   EDUC 699-001 is an internship of 200 minimum hours.  3 years teaching experience in accredited school required
School Counseling
EDCE 698: School Counseling Practicum (3 hrs) One non-K-12 school setting (can be completed in a clinical or college setting) 150 hrs. cumulative

EDCE 699
(3 hrs; 2 semester)
School Counseling
Course fee: ($200 for On-site Supervisor)

Two counseling settings
(preK-6 one semester, 7-12 one semester)


Minimum: 600 hrs. cumulative (over two semesters)
including at least 300 hrs in each level – K-6 and 7-12.


Program Specialist

EDUC 699-003
(3 hrs)
Program Specialist
Course fee: ($200 for On-site Mentor)

Specialist in early childhood, gifted, math or reading
Internship plan approved by Program Coordinator
[IRA- six cred/hr supervised practicum]

Minimum: 200 hrs. cumulative
three years teaching experience in accredited school required for math or reading specialist

Non-licensure track: Candidates submit paperwork to Field Experience Director

EDUC 696 or 698
(3 hrs)
Current Issues in Education or Directed Practicum

Practicum plan approved by Field Experience Director

EDUC 696: No field experience hours required

EDUC 698: 120 hrs. cumulative