Student Teaching


Complete the Student Teaching application one year in advance!

ALL students (including PDS students) must submit the online Student Teaching application approximately one year in advance of the anticipated student teaching semester. 

The Spring 2025 Student Teaching Application is now available: Spring 2025 Student Teaching Application

The Fall 2024 Student Teaching Application is PAST DUE: Please email for information.

Students planning to student teach at a later time should not complete this form.

Application Deadline Date- FALL SEMESTER Student Teacher November 30 (year before)
Application Deadline Date - SPRING SEMESTER Student Teacher April 30 (year before) 

Clearance submission deadlines for student teaching are earlier than early field experiences!  More information is below and on the Clearance webpage.

Mark Your Calendar!  A mandatory 'First Day Meeting' for student teachers is always the Friday before your first day of student teaching.  

More information is included in the below sections.

Questions?  Contact Field Services at 

Clearance Deadlines - for student teaching

The clearance deadlines for student teaching are earlier than for early field experiences. 

  • Clearances must be submitted to Field Services by the deadlines posted and according to the date requirements. 
  • The semester in which you are student teaching will determine your clearance packet deadline. 
  • Visit the Clearance webpage for more details on submitting a completed clearance packet.

Student Teaching Semester

Clearance Deadline

Fall 2024-Past Due DUE:  January 1, 2024 - clearances must be dated on or after December 14, 2023
Spring 2025

DUE:  June 30, 2024 - clearances must be dated on or after May 10, 2024


Criteria for student teaching

  1. Grade point average of 3.0 at the time of student teaching.  Effective Spring 2010, a GPA below 3.0 and above 2.8 will be accepted; however, higher scores on the content area certification examination(s) will be required in order to meet final Certification requirements in PA.  Please see the Certification Office for a list of Certification testing scores with the GPA deviation.
  2. Must have full APS status.
  3. Satisfactory professional behaviors record.
  4. Evidence of having current liability insurance. Information will be available on the student teaching D2L site, once it becomes "active."
  5. A complete and valid clearance packet on file with the Department of Field Services. 
    • Clearance deadlines for student teaching are much earlier than other field experiences.
    • Visit the Clearance webpage for information and deadlines! 

Students interested in student teaching abroad should contact the Office of International Programs and Services (IPS) for more information.

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Revised 02/2023