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Admission to Student Teaching

Student teaching/teacher internship is a program requirement for students seeking recommendation for an initial license through Fayetteville State University. The student teaching/teacher internship experience provides an opportunity to meld knowledge and theory with practice. It is during the student teaching/teacher internship experience that students utilize the skills and methodologies learned in their coursework. Student teaching is the last major step before the student enters the teaching profession.

Student teaching/teacher internship is a cooperative endeavor between the University and the public schools. The partnership is designed to exchange ideas, to plan cooperatively, and to provide students with a realistic and natural setting for a culminating experience.

A solid student teaching program contributes in facilitating teamwork by providing the student teacher/teacher intern with an opportunity to acquire, under supervised guidance, an understanding of the teaching process. It also provides an appropriate environment where students can demonstrate mastery of the skills involved in guiding the teaching of children.

Admission Requirements

Application (PDS and Traditional) for student teaching/teacher internship must be the semester before the experience is anticipated. Applications should be completed and submitted to the Department Chair.

To be eligible to student teaching, the student must:

  • Have been admitted to teacher education and have senior status.
  • Have completed, to the satisfaction of the major area, the teaching specialty component.
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or above with a minimum of "C" in all professional education courses.
  • Have been recommended to and approved by the Teacher Education Committee through the department chair of the area through which licensure is sought.
  • Have a security background check cleared of any improprieties.
  • Have undergone an interview and speech clearance as outlined by their major department. 
  • Submit copy of official audit


If you are admitted to Teacher Education* You should apply for Student Teaching Your Student Teaching can occur
January 2014 By June 2014 Spring 2015
August 2014 By December 2014 Fall 2015

*Admission to Teacher Education must occur before you can apply for Student Teaching.

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