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Teacher Education at Teachers College

About Student Teaching

Student Teachers Introduction

The student teaching experience provides pre-service teachers the space and opportunity to learn how to ask important questions about teaching and learning, come to know children and adolescents by observing and interacting with them consistently over time, apply newly acquired knowledge, theories, strategies and models in a variety of contexts within and across classrooms, and experiment with, design and adapt practice according to learners' needs.

During the student teaching experience, pre-service teachers are guided and instructed by two key individuals - the cooperating or mentor teacher, and the university supervisor. While both work collaboratively to support the growth and development of the student teacher, each assumes a very specific role.

Introductory Student Teaching PowerPoint 

Special Opportunities and Programs for Student Teachers

Student Teaching Forms and Resources


Spring 2019 Student Teaching Packet

This packet is for students who will complete their first student teaching placement in Spring 2019.  If you received student teaching clearance in Fall 2018, you are all set for the 2018-2019 academic year.  For a PDF version of this packet, click here


2018-2019 Student Teaching Handbook

Feel free to explore our handbook for general information about student teaching at Teachers College.  For a pdf version, please click here.  

Early Childhood Practicum Hours Form