The Student Teaching Option
What is it?
The NPTT practicum—student teaching option—is a supervised teaching experience, and is a required part of the NPTT program.
The program is designed around the expectation that each student obtains a full or part time paid teaching position in their major area of endorsement to complete the practicum requirement. The paid internship option is the preferred route to completing the NPTT practicum. However, if all remaining options have been exhausted, NPTT will consider a student teaching placement to fulfill the practicum requirements of the program. Approval to student teach must be granted from the NPTT steering committee.
Student teaching placements are entirely dependent on a school district who is willing to host a student teacher and who has a teacher who willingly volunteers to work with a student teacher. Placements must be in accredited schools. NPTT can make no guarantee of a student teaching placement even if a NPTT student is approved to student teach.
Students may consider a variety of time lines to complete the experience from full to part time throughout the academic year.
Students who are pursuing the masters of curriculum and instruction degree through NPTT are not eligible to complete the degree until they have secured a salaried teaching position and proved successful teaching in their major area of teaching endorsement through NPTT.
Enrollment in EDCI 576 for 6 credits is necessary after being placed for student teaching. The course is run through D2L and is open from Fall and Spring semesters.