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2011-2012 Catalog

Student Teaching Standards and Procedures for Admission



Prerequisites for Student Teaching

  1. Student Teaching General Requirements
    • Admission to the teacher education program.

      The completion of a minimum of 45 clock hours of scheduled and assigned observation/practicum in an accredited school. Undergraduate candidates who will be student teaching MUST complete a minimum of 45 hours of field observations in order to student teach. These observation hours are to be documented on an observation log that can be obtained from Block I instructors or Teacher Education Records Office.

    • After admission to teacher education and before applying for student teaching, a degree plan must be on file.
    • Candidates desiring to register for student teaching are required to check with the School District in which they will perform their student teaching to determine if that School District requires a check for the disease of tuberculosis. If the School District requires such a check, the candidate will follow that School District’s process for completing and then reporting the results of the test to the appropriate school district representative.
    • Grades in all teacher education courses must be “C” or better.
    • Completion of the required 9 semester hours of English with an average grade of 2.5.
  2. Student Teaching Requirements for Specific areas
    1. Elementary Education
      1. A minimum of 12 semester hours of credit earned at UH-Victoria in all teacher education courses. Any exceptions to this requirement must be approved by the Chair of the Department of Teacher Leadership and New Literacies.
      2. An overall GPA of at least 2.5 and an average of 2.5 in all UHV courses.
      3. A candidate enrolled in ESED 4303, ESED 4304 and ESED 4307 (student teaching and the professional seminar) should be in the last full semester before graduation.
      4. A candidate enrolled in student teaching may take no more than 3 semester hours in addition to the student teaching courses. Any exceptions must be approved by the Director of Field Experiences.
    2. Middle School Education
      1. A minimum of 12 semester hours of credit earned at UH-Victoria in teacher education courses. Any exceptions to this requirement must be approved by the Chair of the Department of Teacher Leadership and New Literacies.
      2. An overall GPA of at least 2.5 and an average of 2.5 in all UHV courses.
      3. A candidate enrolled in MSED 4303, MSED 4304, and MSED 4307 (student teaching and the professional seminar) should be in the last full semester before graduation.
      4. A candidate enrolled in student teaching may take no more than 3 semester hours in addition to the student teaching courses. The Director of Field Experiences must approve any exceptions.
    3. Secondary Education
      1. Satisfactory completion of designated teacher education courses except student teaching.
      2. An overall grade point average of at least 2.5 and an average of at least 2.5 in both the teaching field(s) courses and teacher education courses.
      3. A candidate enrolled in SEDU 4303, 4304 and SEDU 4308 (student teaching and the professional seminar) should be in the last full semester before graduation.
      4. A candidate enrolled in student teaching may take no more than 3 semester hours in addition to the student teaching courses. Any exceptions must be approved by the Director of Field Experiences.