Student Teaching

**CLEARANCE Deadline for Fall 2022 Student Teaching: January 3, 2022**

*All clearances must be dated on or after December 11, 2021. Please go to the clearance webpage for more details on submitting a completed clearance packet.

 **CLEARANCE Deadline for Spring 2023 Student Teaching: July 1, 2022**

*All clearances must be dated on or after May 6, 2022. Please go to the clearance webpage for more details on submitting a completed clearance packet.

 

Sign-up One year in advance!

The Fall 2023 Student Teaching Sign-Up form is now available:  Fall 2023 Student Teaching Sign-Up Form

Questions?  Contact Field Services at field.services@millersville.edu

ALL students (including PDS students) must submit the Student Teaching Sign-Up one year in advance of the anticipated student teaching semester. 

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

Next - FALL SEMESTER Student Teacher November 30 (year before)
Next - SPRING SEMESTER Student Teacher April 30 (year before) 

More information is included in the below sections.

 

A mandatory First Day Meeting is always the Friday before your first day of student teaching. Please mark this day on your calendar.

 

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. Satisfactory (no record exists) clearances on file within the Department of Field Services.  Clearances include:
    • Act 34 - Criminal Record Check 
    • Act 114 - FBI Clearance (fingerprint check)
    • Act 151 - Child Abuse History Clearance
    • A negative TB test  

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

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Revised 5/2022

  • Student Teaching Planning Guide

    By starting the process one year in advance, you can ensure your name is added to our roster to receive pertinent and timely information regarding your student teaching semester and requirements.  

    Please note the following:

    • You must have APS status in order to student teach. 
    • Communications and announcements from Field Services will be through your Millersville email and/or D2L.

    One Year In Advance

    Step 1: (completed one year in advance): Complete the Student Teaching Sign-Up (previously "Yellow Card").  The link will be posted on this web page when available - please check back.

    Several Months Prior to Student Teaching

    Step 2: Complete the Student Teaching Application (previously "Intent Packet").

    • The Student Teaching Application will be emailed to your MU email address directly, several months prior to the student teaching semester.  Please complete and submit immediately when you receive it.

    Step 3: Submit all necessary documentation and forms as outlined in the Student Teaching Application (previously "Intent Packet") emailed to you.

    Examples of 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* - information on how to obtain this insurance is available below.
    • Completed Student Teaching Application
    • Forms required by districts
    • Attendance at mandatory meetings - see dates listed on the Fall/Spring Student Teaching web page.  Mark your calendar NOW!

    *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, including deadlines, visit the Clearances website.

    Step 4: Upon completion of the Student Teaching Application, students will be added to the Field Services list of students intending to student teach.

    Step 5: Students will be added to the Field Services 'Student Teaching' D2L site when it becomes available.  Visit the site often for important information and updates.  Turn 'ON' your D2L Notifications to stay informed!

    Step 6: Attend the Student Teaching Orientation and First Day Meeting.

  • Placement Policy and Field Experience Expectations

    PLACEMENT POLICY and field experience expectations

    Teacher Candidates are responsible for the information provided in 'A Guide For Field Experiences'.  

    Topics covered in A Guide for Field Experiences include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Clearances
    • Placement Policy and Process
    • Conflict of Interest information (Family Members in Schools, District Student Teacher Attended for High School)
    • General Field Experience Polices for both Early Field Experiences and Student Teaching
    • Professional Conduct Expectations - Teacher Candidates are expected to follow the 'Professional Conduct' guidelines as outlined in 'A Guide for Field Experiences' as well as to adhere to the procedures and policies of the School District or Educational Partner they are visiting.
    • Early Field Experience general expectations and responsibilities
    • Student Teaching guidelines, deadlines, policies, certification and more

    All Education majors are encouraged to review, and refer back to, A Guide for Field Experiences often whenever they prepare for a field experience placement.

  • Conflict-of-Interest (Family Members in Schools)

    In order to avoid conflicts-of-interests and maintain our district partnerships, Department of Field Services will not place students within districts/school buildings their children attend.  Teacher Candidates with children attending schools within an affiliated district must notify the Department of Field Services prior to the field experience semester.  Field Experience students should notify the Department of Field Services of schools their children attend by completing a Field Consideration Request Form, while Teacher Candidates completing student teaching will notify the Department of Field Services by completing the Personal Information Form. 

    This information is also available in 'A Guide For Field Experiences'.  

    Students are responsible for the information in this guide.  Topics covered in A Guide for Field Experiences include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Clearances
    • Placement Policy and Process
    • Conflict of Interest information (Family Members in Schools, District Student Teacher Attended for High School)
    • General Field Experience Polices for both Early Field Experiences and Student Teaching
    • Professional Conduct Expectations - Teacher Candidates are expected to follow the 'Professional Conduct' guidelines as outlined in 'A Guide for Field Experiences' as well as to adhere to the procedures and policies of the School District or Educational Partner they are visiting.
    • Early Field Experience general expectations and responsibilities
    • Student Teaching guidelines, deadlines, policies, certification and more

    All Education majors are encouraged to review, and refer back to, A Guide for Field Experiences often whenever they prepare for a field experience placement.