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Application Forms for Student Teaching

To apply for student teaching, students must attend one of the Sign-Up Meetings held in January (see link under Resources).

All of the requirements listed below MUST BE MET and ALL MATERIALS MUST BE on file with the Office of Student Teaching and Field Placements in G4 Canevin Hall before a student teaching placement will be confirmed for you.

1. You must be officially registered for a credited course titled student teaching, practicum or internship. Credits will vary based on your undergraduate or graduate status. Please see your advisor for registration codes.

2. Fill out a placement application (ST 16) – Please be sure to note any special requirements, any preferences, additional helpful information. Use the back of the form if necessary. Please be as specific as possible.

3. Complete five typed copies of the Autobiographical Data Form (ST 17). Please do not staple these forms, rather paper clip them and submit with your ST 16 Application. Please fill out the ST 17 entirely and be as specific as possible. Please proofread, and check spelling, grammar, and sentence structure. These forms will be reviewed by the Student Teaching Office as they sent to school administrators to assist in placing you with an appropriate cooperating teacher. If your professional goals or any other entry have spelling errors or are otherwise not acceptable you will be notified and must resubmit an updated copy. (Note: Handwritten copies will not be accepted.)

4. Faculty recommendations:

  • two for undergraduate students (ST 20)
  • three for graduate students (2 faculty, and 1 advisor’s recommendation (ST 20 & 21))

5. Clearances - You must have copies of all four clearances; original clearances will not be accepted. Please submit copies only. Make several copies of clearances and put originals away in a safe place.

Information regarding all clearances (link)

Clearances must be current when turned in; clearances must remain current throughout your student teaching experience. All clearances are valid for one (1) year and are to be renewed every year. Fall semester students will student teach August through February. Spring semester students will student teach January through June.

6. Removal of all Incomplete & Failing grades

7. Minimum QPA of 3.00 overall

8. Minimum QPA of 3.00 in the academic area (Major)

9. Successful completion of the following Praxis exams:

For ALL student teachers:

For student teachers in K-12 certification areas (i.e. Special Education, Foreign Language—Spanish and Latin):



You will be required to obtain a qualifying score on a Praxis specialty exam in your content area for certification. This is not required prior to student teaching.

If you plan to graduate following your student teaching please fill out a Degree Application with your advisor by the specified date listed in “Schedule of Classes” order to be considered for graduation.

You must have list a working and valid email address on all paperwork. Email is the primary form of communication and using your DUQ email is required. Please check it often and make sure that it is working at all times.