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How to Apply for Student Teaching

Applications for student teaching must be completed in the semester PRIOR to student teaching.  Applications to student teach in Fall are due March 1, and to student teach in Spring are due October 1. The application process must be completed well in advance. It is wise for potential student teachers to begin the application process early to allow for technical difficulties.

Prerequisites

To be completed prior to submitting a student teaching application

  • Admitted to teacher education
  • Professional education courses (13-18 hours, must earn B- or above for each class)
  • Major courses (44-48 hours, must earn B- or above for each class)
  • Current background check
  • Successfully complete the appropriate PRAXIS exam
  • Apply for a student teaching license utah.gov/teachers from the Utah State Board of Education. Click on “Student Licenses”.

Supporting Documentation

  • Resume - You can find resources and examples of professional resumes on the USU Career Services webpage. You will submit your resume to your mentor teacher and principal once you have been placed for student teaching, so please use this as an opportunity to showcase your professionalism and experience.
  • Submit proof of the professional development requirement - i.e., proof of CEC membership, proof of ACRES membership, service with Special Olympics, etc.
  • Student Teaching License - Submit a copy of your student teaching license. See above directions on how to apply for student teaching license.
  • PRAXIS Scores- submit a copy of ALL pages of your praxis scores

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the student teaching coordinator Julia Lyman at 435-797-7205 or julia.lyman@usu.edu

Criminal Background Check

It is your responsibility to inform the Department of Special Education if you have been arrested or convicted of violating any law except minor traffic violations while you are a student in the program. Failure to disclose this information may affect your current status in the Special Education Teacher Program.


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