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Student Teaching

Emily Evans

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 Teacher Education Field Experience 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 Fees:
Effective fall of 2014, student teaching candidates will be charged a student teaching class fee of $10.00 per credit, for EDUC 3309 and EDUC 4492, 4494, 4496, SPED 4495.
Candidates registering for 14 credits of student teaching will be assessed $10.00 per credit, or $140.00. Candidates registering for 7 credits of student teaching will be assessed $70.00.
EDUC 3309 Candidates will be assessed $10.00 per credit, or $60.00.
Class fees will be due when registration fees are paid.

Student Teaching Application Fee:
There is a $50.00 application fee for student teaching effective the spring of 2013 for students applying to student teach in the spring of 2014. There is a $50.00 charge for late applications (due with application).

Out of Area Placements:
The out of area fee for student teaching is $50.00 plus the difference in the Cooperating Teacher and University Supervisor stipends, and is payable at the Assignment Information Meeting, before student teaching begins.

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.
  • Proof of regisitration for Praxis IIs and ICLAs must be included with application.

Six Months BEFORE student teaching:

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.

For Certification forms, applications and instructions, please see the Certification section on the Undergraduate Advising page.

Additional Resources

Contact Information

For deadlines and questions concerning Student Teaching please contact:

Debbie Zikratch
Office Of Field Experience  
Phone: (208) 282-3220

Kelli Horrocks
Administrative Assistant
Phone: (208) 282-3701

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