Student teaching is the capstone experience of teacher preparation. Courses in teacher education have presented you with a variety of ideas and opportunities to learn about teaching. Now it is time for you to put the knowledge, skills, and experience to practice.
- Apply for fall student teaching during the month of November the year before you will student teach.
- Apply for spring student teaching during the month of April the year before you will student teach.
Student Teaching Prerequisites
The following conditions must be met prior to student teaching:
- Been released from General Studies and must have been fully admitted to the teacher education program and satisfied all prerequisites, a full semester (excluding summer) prior to student teaching.
- Satisfactorily completed all prerequisites and proficiencies and all professional education courses with a grade of 2.00 or better, including methods courses.
- Have the approval of the chairperson of the department that houses your major.
- Have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.50 on all coursework taken at Appalachian.
- Have satisfactorily completed with a grade of 2.00 or higher:
- CI 2300
- PSY 3010
- SPE 3300
- CI 3400
- Reading methods course(s) see departmental requirements
- Methods course(s) see departmental requirement
In addition to the courses listed above, specific major requirements must be completed with a 2.0 or higher in each course prior to student teaching.
NOTE: It is your responsibility to meet all requirements in your program. You should refer to departmental requirements for additional prerequisites for student teaching.
You will not be permitted to student teach until you are fully admitted to teacher education, you have satisfied all prerequisites and earned a C (2.0) or higher in designated courses, and you have a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 on all coursework taken at Appalachian.
You must student teach full-time for one semester. A Student Teacher Handbook is available online. The handbook specifies policies and procedures, student teacher expectations, evaluation, grading, and other information relevant to student teaching. The student teacher is expected to follow rules and regulations established by the cooperating school and by the Reich College of Education.
If you are seeking multiple licensure or double/dual licensure at the initial level of entry, a minimum of ten continuous weeks must be spent in a single placement with a minimum of five continuous weeks in the second placement to meet student teaching requirements. You must complete the following requirements:
- Complete all RCOE requirements in each proposed licensure area.
- Complete all RCOE requirements including a methods course in each proposed area of teaching.
- Student teach in each teaching area to meet licensure as required.
Apply for Student Teaching
If you are planning to student teach in either the Fall or Spring semesters of a given academic year, you must attend a Student Teaching Informational Meeting prior to the semester that you will student teach.
Apply for student teaching through Tk20: Student Teaching Online Application
TK20 is software utilized by Reich College of Education at Appalachian State University in order to comply with accreditation and accountability requirements set by the state of North Carolina and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.