Preparing Educators as Leaders

Field Experience

Each education program requires the pre-service teacher to complete a student teaching experience. These must be secured through the Field Placement Office. To student teach, you must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 and a 2.5 GPA in the major. You also cannot have earned a grade lower than a C in any professional education course.

Our student teaching experience(s) vary among programs. Below is an overview of their configuration:

  • Curriculum & Teaching Program
    • Elementary Education
      • 9-10 weeks of student teaching in the fall semester of the student’s senior year
      • Entire semester of student teaching in the spring semester of the student’s senior year
    • Middle/Secondary Education
      • Entire semester of student teaching in the spring semester of the student’s senior year
    • Unified Early Childhood
      • 9-10 weeks of student teaching in the fall semester of the student’s senior year
      • Entire semester of student teaching in the spring semester of the student’s senior year
  • Health & Physical Education
    • Entire semester of student teaching in the spring semester of the student’s senior year
      • 8 weeks at the elementary-level and 8 weeks at the middle/high-level

  • Music Education & Music Therapy
    • Entire semester of student teaching in either the fall or the spring semester of the student’s senior year
      • The student must complete one 5-week experience and one 12-week experience at the elementary-level and the middle/secondary-level.

  • Visual Art Education
    • 9-10 weeks of student teaching in the fall semester of the student’s senior year
    • Entire semester of student teaching in the spring semester of the student’s senior year
      • The spring semester is divided into two 8-week placements
    • At the end of their senior year, VAE students have completed three 8-9 week experiences at each grade level – elementary, middle and high school.

  • Graduate Licensure Program (Foreign Language, Math & Science only)
    • Entire semester of student teaching (normally in the spring semester).

Student Teaching: Request Placement

  1. Attend the Intent to Student Teach held in early February the spring semester before the academic year they intent to complete their experience(s). The Placement Office will send out an email notifying you of day, time and location of the meeting. If you do not receive an email by January 1st, please contact Melissa Robinson (mherm@ku.edu) for details.
  2. If you are a School of Education student, visit The Welcome Center (208 JRP) to request a graduation check. You should have a check completed before you apply to student teach.
  3. Complete all of the required forms presented at the Intent Meeting and the Student Teaching/Internship Online Request Form. Student Teaching Online Request Form Submit everything to the Field Placement Office by the due date.
  4. All arrangements for student teaching must be made through the Field Placement Office. You may not initiate discussions with public school personnel about a student teaching assignment. Interference on your part will not only complicate matters; it may result in the district denying your request entirely. You also may not student teach at any school you've attended or one where you have family attending or employed.
  5. If you have any questions about the process of requesting a student teaching or internship placement, contact Melissa Robinson, the Field Placement Director, at mherm@ku.edu.

 


Contact

Melissa Robinson
Director of Field Placement
Rm. 217 JRP Hall
785-864-9601
785-864-7037
mherm@ku.edu

Lauri Herrmann-Ginsberg
Field Experience Coordinator
785-864-9672
laurihg@ku.edu

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