Student Teaching/Induction Experience

The Student Teaching/Induction Experience at UTC is a 16-week field-based practicum experience and is an integral component of the teacher education program.  It is during this period that the student participates as a pre-professional in the public schools.  Essentially, this is the experience which provides the student with the arena for converting theory to practice and demonstrating potential to perform the teaching-learning process.  Whenever possible, the candidates are placed in cohort groups of 6-12 student teachers per site.  There is no college supervisor; instead, there is a professor-in-residence (PIR).  The PIR gives the equivalent of one day per week service to the K-12 school and may be utilized to write grants, do in-service, etc.  The PIR acts as a liaison between UTC and the school.

Application Deadlines to Turn Student Teaching Application to

School of Education 312 Hunter Hall

Fall Semester: March 1

Spring Semester: September 1

(Even if You Have Not Completed All the Student Teaching Prerequisites You Must Still Submit this Application by the Deadline)   


If you fall under the checkpoints you can apply for student teaching, but you cannot register or receive a placement until you have provided documentation that you have passed all required Praxis Exams for your initial licensure. Scores for all required tests for initial licensure must be received by UTC by August 1 for Fall Student Teaching and by December 19th for Spring Student Teaching.