Preparing Educators as Leaders

Pre-service teaching: A window to the classroom.

Each of our undergraduate teacher education programs require the pre-service teacher to complete a student teaching experience. This experience must be secured through the Field Experience Office (robinsonm@ku.edu). 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) varies among program. Below is an overview of their configuration, and please review the program-specific handbook for more detailed information.

Elementary Education

  • 9-10 weeks of student teaching in the fall semester of the senior year
  • Entire semester of student teaching in the spring semester of the senior year

Middle, Secondary & PK-12 Foreign Language Education

  • Advanced Teaching Practicum experience during the fall semester of the senior year
  • Entire semester of student teaching in the spring semester of the senior year

Unified Early Childhood

  • 9-10 weeks of student teaching in primary classroom during the fall semester of the senior year
  • Entire semester of student teaching in an early childhood classroom during the spring semester of the senior year

Health & Physical Education

  • Entire semester of student teaching in the spring semester of the senior year - 8 weeks at the elementary-level and 8 weeks at the middle/secondary level

UKanTeach Program

  • Entire semester of student teaching during the spring semester of the senior year

Music Education

  • Entire semester of student teaching in either the fall or the spring semester of the senior year: one 6-week experience and one 12-week experience at the elementary level and the middle/secondary level.

Visual Art Education

  • Entire semester of student teaching in either the fall or the spring semester of the senior year: one 8-week experience at the elementary-level and one 8-week experience at the middle/secondary level.

Melissa Robinson
Field Experience Coordinator
785-864-9601
robinsonm@ku.edu

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