do you need to sign-up for student teaching?
you should COMPLETE THE "yELLOW CARD" one year in advance!
Please view the "YELLOW CARD FOR STUDENT TEACHING - Complete One Year in Advance" section below.
are you a current teacher candidate, cooperating/mentor teacher, or a university supervisor?
Please see the appropriate navigation page to the right.
YELLOW CARD FOR STUDENT TEACHING - Complete One Year in Advance
By starting the process one year in advance, you can ensure your name is added to our roster to receive pertinent & timely information regarding your student teaching semester and requirements. Please note: You must have APS status in order to student teach.
Step 1 (completed one year in advance):
If you experience any issues using the online yellow card, please contact the Administrative Assistant.
Step 2: Complete the Student Teaching Intent Packet.
- The Student Teaching Intent Packet will be emailed to you at the end of the semester one year in advance. Example: If you plan to student teach in Fall 2020, you will be emailed the Student Teaching Intent Packet in December 2019. If you plan to student teach in the Spring 2020, you will be emailed the Student Teaching Intent Packet in May 2019.
Step 3: Submit all necessary documentation and forms as outlined in the Student Teaching Intent Packet emailed to you. Example items you may need to submit include (but are not limited to):
- Updated Clearances (Act 34, Act 114, Act 151)*
- Updated TB Test Results*
- Proof of Liability Insurance*
- Completed Personal Information Form
- Forms required by districts
- Attendance at mandatory meetings
*These items must be valid throughout your entire student teaching semester, meaning they cannot expire midway through the semester in which you are student teaching.
For more information about clearances, visit the Clearances website.
Step 4: All students will receive an official placement email once all requirements have been met.
The Department of Field Services places students in a service area defined as approximately 50 miles from the University or depending on supervisor availability.
- Millersville University (MU) is affiliated with educational partners in Lancaster, Lebanon, and York Counties. With their cooperation, the University is able to place students within the appropriate educational settings in the region. This responsibility rests solely with the University.
- Students may not, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, contact educational partners to arrange their own placements.Please note that our educational partners consider this unprofessional behavior, and such contact may jeopardize your placement.
- MU has Affiliation Agreements with participating educational partners and we must abide by the terms set forth in these agreements. Students must secure current clearances (defined as Act 34 Criminal Record Check, Act 114 FBI Fingerprints, and Act 151 PA Child Abuse clearance) and TB test results that will cover them through the semester the placement is occurring. Students must update clearances and TB test results on a yearly basis unless employed by the educational partner hosting the placement. Students are responsible for notifying Field Services within 72 hours of a clearance infraction.
- In a limited number of instances, the University will make requests of educational entities to secure placements outside of Lancaster, Lebanon, and York Counties. There is no guarantee that by requesting such a placement, Field Services will be able to accommodate your request. Requests for out-of-county placements that cannot be secured within a reasonable interval of time will result in the student being placed within an MU-affiliated district. While Field Services will work to accommodate out-of-county placements, students may experience greater driving distances should the initial request be denied.
- Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from placements.
- Financial hardship does not constitute a compelling reason to alter a placement once Field Services has secured a placement.
- Students must report to the placement assignment provided by Field Services. Students must immediately update Field Services should an individual within the educational entity change the placement.
Professionals within the School of Education select sites believed to best continue students' professional development. All placements are contingent upon the availability of an educational partner-approved cooperating teacher, the appropriateness for the student's major, a student's prior field placements, the availability of a supervisor and more.