Student Teaching/Induction ExperienceThe 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.
- 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 licensure. Scores must be received by UTC at least 3 weeks prior to the start of student teaching.
Application Deadlines: Before March 1 for Fall semester and before September 1 for Spring semester.
(Even if You Have Not Completed All the Student Teaching Prerequisites You Must Still Submit this Application by the Deadline)