Elizabeth Stein graduated in May 2012.
About Student Teaching
The student teaching internship is designed to be the culminating professional clinical experience for candidates in teacher education. This is a professional development experience during which the intern works in a school context with students. It provides an opportunity for the intern to assume major responsibility for the full range of teaching in an approved school situation under the guidance of qualified personnel from Idaho State University and the cooperating schools.
The internship is scheduled for a full semester. Candidates should not plan to enroll in any additional coursework during the internship semester. No candidate is permitted to enroll in a correspondence or regularly scheduled course during the semester in which s/he is completing the internship without written permission from the Coordinator of the Office of Field Experience. All programs require 14 credits of internship.
For more information about student teaching, please refer to the Student Teaching Internship Handbook.
Overview of the Application Process
Teacher candidates must file an application for a student teaching internship with the Office of Field Experience by October 20 for fall semester of the following year, and by April 20 for spring semester of the following year. Applications for all teaching internships may be obtained from the Office of Field Experience and are downloadable from the website. The application must be signed by the candidate's advisor(s) and approved by the Coordinator of the Office of Field Experience.
Student Teaching Application Fee:
There is a $50.00 application fee for student teaching effective the spring of 2012 for students applying to student teach in the spring of 2013. There is a $50.00 charge for late applications (due with application).
Out of Area Placements:
There is a $50 fee for out of area placements. Out of area is defined as outside of Regions IV, V and VI. Interns who are student teaching out of area also pay the difference in what university supervisors and cooperating teachers are paid. Effective fall of 2012, interns will pay the difference and the $50 out of area fee, due at the Assignment Information Meeting.
In addition, the candidate must meet criteria for enrollment in the student teaching internship. See the criteria here.
One year BEFORE student teaching:
- Complete application
- Requests for FALL assignments must be turned in by October 20th of the FALL semester one year prior to the student teaching internship.
- Requests for SPRING assignments must be turned in by April 20th of the SPRING semester one year prior to the student teaching internship.
Six Months BEFORE student teaching:
- Successfully complete all PRAXIS II and ICLA (if applicable) exams. The qualifying scores for all three tests must be met prior to graduation.
- Interview with Coordinator
DURING your student teaching internship:
Interns will be placed with an outstanding Cooperating Teacher who is willing to share their experience and expertise. Cooperating teachers must have at least three years of experience and the recommendation of their principal. Interns will also attend the weekly seminar which meets one night a week in Twin Falls, Pocatello or Idaho Falls. The purpose of the weekly seminar is to facilitate reflective teaching, and to enhance the learning that is taking place in the field.
Student Teaching Application & Forms
Below are downloadable copies of student teaching forms.
- Student Teaching Application: Page 1 and Page 2
- Personal Information Form
- Elementary Program of Study
- Secondary Program of Study
- Special Education Program of Study
- Special Education Certification Only
- Secondary Music Education Program of Study
For Certification forms, applications and instructions, please see the Certification section on the Undergraduate Advising page.
For deadlines and questions concerning Student Teaching please contact: