Student Teaching

School of Education

In the last year of your chosen program in the School of Education at Edinboro University, you will apply the knowledge and experience gathered over the curriculum by working alongside a professional educator in a local school district.

On this page you'll find all the resources you need to become a student teacher as well as information for cooperating teachers and university supervisors.

Student Teaching: What You Need to Know

Student teaching is a full-time activity in which you experience most of what a classroom teacher might encounter. You will be expected to devote your energy full-time to this part of their curriculum.

Student teaching is typically scheduled during your senior year. Careful planning is necessary during the first three years of your college career in order to complete the program on schedule.

Please review the Guidebook below. Either fill out the Acknowledgement found on the last page of the Guidebook or complete the online version linked below.


University Policy and Expectations

The University reserves the right to assign any teacher candidate to schools in the service area according to the best interest of the student, the University, the school and the program. All assignments are made at off-campus locations. As a teacher candidate, you are responsible for living expenses and transportation to the school(s) where you are assigned. The appropriate forms must be completed and submitted to the School of Education in Butterfield 140.



You have the right to choose to be graded on either a pass/fail basis or with a letter grade. Additional academic work may not be scheduled while completing a student teaching assignment unless approved by the director of student teaching. Candidates are not permitted to work full-time during the student teaching semester and doing so is grounds for termination of the student teaching assignment. Part-time work is permitted, but if it interferes with the student teaching, you may be withdrawn from the assignment at the discretion of the director of student teaching.



To be eligible for student teaching, you must:

  1. Maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.80
  2. Complete at least 96 semester hours of undergraduate credit
  3. Registered, attempted or passed all Praxis, PAPA or PECT tests required by the Pennsylvania Department of Education for certification in the candidate’s subject area
  4. Completed with a C or better all professional education courses required within the individual’s curriculum including the Stage 3 Field Experience
  5. Completed with a grade of C or better the course SEDU183, ARED383 or HPE384 (a computer technology course specifically designed for education)
  6. Renewed all required clearances and ensure that they are valid until the last day of student teaching

Once all of these requirements are met and the appropriate forms are submitted to the School of Education Office in Butterfield 140, your application will be reviewed.



Please note that all clearances must be NEW (within one year of end of the Student Teaching semester) and turned in with the Student Teaching packet by deadline to be considered for student teaching. A $100 late fee will be assessed if it is not received by the deadline.




Information For Cooperating Teachers

As a cooperating teacher, you play a vital role in training the next generation of teachers. Please use the following forms to evaluate the performance and preparedness of the student teachers:


University Supervisor Forms

If you are a university supervisor, please use the following forms to evaluate the performance and preparedness of the student teachers:


Contact Us

School of Education
140 Butterfield Hall
310 Scotland Road
Edinboro, PA 16444
Phone: 814-732-2724

Erinn Lake, DEd
145 Butterfield Hall
Phone: 814-732-2724