Student Teaching

School of Education

In the last year of your chosen program in the School of Education at PennWest Edinboro, 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.


Additional academic work may not be scheduled while completing a student teaching assignment unless approved by the Executive Director of Clinical Experiences. 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 Part-time work is permitted, but if it interferes with the student teaching, you may be withdrawn from the assignment at the discretion of the director of student teaching.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 Spring 2023 and beyond, you must:

  1. Maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0
  2. Complete at least 96 semester hours of undergraduate credit
  3. Completed with a C or better all professional education courses required within the individual’s curriculum including the Stage 3 Field Experience
  4. Completed with a grade of C or better the course ESED183, EARE383 or EHPE384 (a computer technology course specifically designed for education)
  5. Update all clearances as they must be NEW (within one year of end of the Student Teaching semester)

Once all of these requirements are met and the appropriate forms are submitted, your application will be reviewed. Please see the Student Teaching Application Process for detailed instruction.


Please note that all clearances must be NEW (within one year of end of the Student Teaching semester) and uploaded to your Anthology account.


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

Dr. Stephanie Williams
Field Services & Partnerships Coordinator
147 Butterfield Hall
Phone: 814-732-1468