Student Teaching Program

Admission to Student Teaching Orientations

The following Admission to Student Teaching Orientation dates are for those students who plan to Student Teach during Fall 2021. It is mandatory that you complete one Student Teaching Orientation.

Due to COVID-19, orientations will be conducted through Google Classroom.
No in-person orientations will take place during the Fall 2020 semester.
You will receive an email at 8 am the morning of your orientation with a link to the Google Classroom. The orientation class must be completed by 8pm the same day.

 Thursday, September 17, 2020

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

 Register here to attend one of the above Student Teaching Orientations. 
Registration has closed.

 

SPRING 2021 STUDENT TEACHERS: 

Main campus students:  click here to sign up for your Student Teaching Interview
Extended campus students: please contact your campus coordinator to sign up.

Registration is open August 20 - September 11, 2020
Zoom Interviews will occur September 8 - October 9, 2020

 

Student Teaching Requirements:

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In order to be admitted to student teaching, students must:

  1. have been granted admission to the Teacher Education;

  2. file a  formal application in Teacher Education Services two semesters prior to the term in which student teaching is desired (Applications are started at scheduled student teaching orientations only.);

  3. have minimum 2.75 GPA’s in major/areas, professional education, and overall;

  4. have demonstrated teaching ability in field and clinical situations;

  5. and document completion of 200 or more field hours (beginning 9/1/2013) on your Audit and Component Sheet and KFETS.

In order to begin student teaching, students must:

  1. have senior, post-bac, or graduate status and have completed all major courses and specialty areas;

  2. have been admitted to Teacher Education prior to the student teaching interview;

  3. have completed all required professional teacher education courses (EDU 180 or its equivalent, EDP 260, EDU 303, SED 300 and EDU 403, etc. – see specific requirements by major or area) with a minimum 2.75 GPA;

  4. file a valid and current medical examination*, which includes a TB risk assessment (to begin student teaching within six months of exam); You must use the Murray State Medical Exam Form for Student Teaching*.

  5. obtain a criminal records background check*

  6. maintain a minimum 2.75 in major(s)/area, professional education, and overall;

  7. have supplied TES with any other required information (transcripts, undergrad course exception forms, etc.);

  8. Complete a review of the Professional Code of Ethics for Kentucky School Personnel and a Declaration of Eligibilitysigned by the candidate affirming a commitment to upholding the code and acknowledging awareness of information required for state certification; (If answers given on the Declaration of Eligibility change during the time of participation in the teacher education program, the Director of Teacher Education Services must be notified immediately.)

  9. Agree to all terms of the Student Teaching Contract; the contract will be reviewed and electronically signed during the Student Teaching Orientations, therefore printing is not required. Click the provided link to view a complete list of schools listed by county used by Murray State University for Student Teaching Placements.

*ATTENTION: DO NOT schedule the Medical Examination, TB risk assessment, or the Criminal background check required for student teaching until you have had your Student Teaching Placement Interview with the Coordinator of Student Teaching as there are constraints associated with the previous mentioned requirements.

General Requirements for Certification 

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For Kentucky certification

Any person who wishes to be recommended by Murray State for an initial Kentucky teaching certificate must have

  1. successfully completed an approved teacher education program including student teaching;

  2. filed an application for certification (CA-1) with Teacher Education Services at Murray State;

  3. obtained at least minimal scores required on PRAXIS specialty area tests and the appropriate Principles of Learning and Teaching Test (PLT) as defined by the current Kentucky Test Requirements.

  4. completed all applicable computer literacy and applications requirements; and

  5. earned a bachelor’s degree.

    NOTE: Requirements for teacher certification are established by the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board Students. Students are cautioned that changes in these requirements may occur after publication of the current Murray State University Bulletin. For the most current information, students should check with an advisor in one of the departments in the College of Education and Human Services.

For certification in other states

To be recommended for certification in other states, all Kentucky requirements must be met.

NOTE: Requirements for teacher certification are established by the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board Students. Students are cautioned that changes in these requirements may occur after publication of the current Murray State University Bulletin. For the most current information, students should check with an advisor in one of the departments in the College of Education and Human Services.

Application for Admission to Student Teaching

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