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Student Teaching

Students must complete a minimum of 16 quarter credits of student teaching on an all-day basis for one quarter. To qualify for certification to teach in more than one specialization, students must meet all requirements listed in the catalog for each specialization.

Applications for student teaching must be brought into the Department of Education Office (Black Hall 101).

Student teaching assignments are made according to the following policies.

  1. All prerequisites in the course description for student teaching must be completed.
  2. One quarter in residence at CWU is required before a student may be assigned to student teaching, unless an exception is approved by the chair of the education department.
  3. Students must be endorsed for student teaching by their major and minor departments. The endorsement requires completion of 75 percent of the major and minor areas. See major and minor departments for advising.
  4. Most student teaching assignments will be made at centers outside Kittitas County.
  5. Student requests for choice of student teaching centers and grade levels will be considered. Final responsibility for student teaching placement rests with the director of student teaching.
  6. Student teachers wishing to enroll in additional coursework during their student teaching experience, must obtain the approval of the director of student teaching.
  7. A minimum GPA of 3.0 for the last 45 quarter credits or overall accumulative (using all college course work) is required prior to applying for student teaching.
  8. Fingerprint clearance from both the Washington State Patrol and the FBI must be on file in the office of the associate dean of the college of education and professional studies (CEPS) prior to applying for student teaching.
  9. Applications for certification must be on file in the office of the associate dean of the CEPS one quarter prior to student teaching.

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