Student Teaching EDU 495
Prior to Student Teaching
Before you student teach be sure to take the time to read the following links and ensure you are compliant and aware of all policies and procedures. Get ready early! Reach out to the Field Placement and Licensure office with any questions.
- Placement Policies
- Praxis Subject Assessments
Please note you may be eligible for additional financial aid funds added to your annual budget for the semester of student teaching to cover the costs of:
- out-of-state placements
- out-of-area placements
- Praxis testing
Please contact the Financial Aid office for more information
- Calculate Content Area GPA
- Fingerprint/Background Check Information
- Student Teaching Application found on FPLO main Page
- Current CPR and 1st Aid Certification
- MFPE Aspiring Educators Liability Insurance (optional - in addition to your own insurance). Check out the Aspiring Educators page at MSU webpage.
International Student Teaching
Did you know you have an option to do a portion of your student teaching abroad? Learn more by sending an email to John Melick! Over 18 countries are available through a partnership with Indiana University (Australia, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, England, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Scotland, Spain, Tanzania, Turkey, Wales). Additionally, we are planning an experience with Dr. Herbeck to take place in Mexico City. Reach out to John Melick to inquire about your options. For Spring 2020 placements, apply by August 15. For Fall 2020 placements, apply by January 15, 2020.
Reflective Educator Project
Project is being updated for Spring 2020 - New guide will be available prior to the start of the Spring 2020 semester.
Replacing the former, Teacher Work Sample, the new Reflective Educator Project (REP) has been developed as a final student teaching project that emphasizes growth through research into one’s own early teaching practices and the effects of those practices on students. The REP will lead you through a series of artifacts culminating in the production of a research poster and formal research presentation at the final student teaching seminar.
Reflective Educator Project Guide
Important Documents for Student Teaching
The Montana State University Office of Field Placement and Licensure favors the co-teaching model for Student Teaching. Learn more on our Co-Teaching page.