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2012-2013 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.  All candidates seeking certification are required to successfully complete all TExES Academy program requirements.
•     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 
        a.  Elementary Education             
                1. A minimum of 12 semester hours of credit in teacher education courses earned at UH-Victoria.
                    Exceptions must be approved by the Dean or the Dean’s designee.  
                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 student enrolled in student teaching may take no more than semester hours in conjunction      
                     with the student teaching courses.  The course must be taken in the evening after the student
                     teaching day or taken online and cannot be a methods course (CUIN 4316, CUIN 4322,
                     CUIN 4324, CUIN 4358, LITY 3320, LITY 4362, LITY 4365).  Any exceptions must be
                      approved by the Faculty Advisor and Director of Field Experiences.

       b.  Middle School Education 
                1.  A minimum of 12 semester hours of credit in teacher education courses earned at UH-Victoria in
                     teacher education courses.  Exceptions must be approved by the Dean or the Dean’s designee.
                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 student enrolled in student teaching may take no more than 3 semester hours in conjunction with
                    the student teaching courses.  The course must be taken in the evening after the student teaching day
                    or taken online and cannot be a methods course (CUIN 4316, CUIN 4358, LITY 3340).  Any
                    exceptions must be approved by the Faculty Advisor and Director of Field Experiences
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.
        c.  Secondary Education
                1. A minimum of 12 semester hours of credit in teacher education courses earned at UH-Victoria.
                2. Satisfactory completion of designated teacher education courses except student teaching. 
                3. 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.
                4. 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.
                5.  A student enrolled in student teaching may take no more than 3 semester hours in conjunction with
                     the student teaching courses.  The course must be taken in the evening after the student teaching
                     day or taken online and cannot be a methods course (FEDU 3321, LITY 4364, CUIN 4313). 
                    
Any exceptions must be approved by the Faculty Advisor and Director of Field Experiences.