Student teaching normally will be taken during the last semester. Student teaching requires full days in public schools for a minimum of 12 weeks in accordance with the calendar of the school district.
When the calendar of the school district does not coincide with Southwestern's calendar and residence halls are closed, student teachers will be required to find housing accommodations off campus and will be assisted in doing so, if necessary. Preliminary application for student teaching will be completed in the spring semester of the junior year.
Final applications for student teaching are required by October 15. Final admission to student teaching requires an overall grade point average of 2.5 and (1) completion of the appropriate TExES practice exams, (2) demonstrated satisfactory performance on each component of the Disposition Toward Teaching evaluation, which may include satisfactory completion of a professional growth plan, (3) completion of all degree requirements other than student teaching and its co-requisites prior to the student teaching semester. Students denied admission to student teaching may appeal by contacting the Chair of the Education Department.