Level III field experience is the final step of the teacher preparation program for SHSU pre-service teachers. During the student teaching semester, Sam Houston teacher candidates are placed in a SHIPS school district for two 7-week placements. Some EC-6 student teachers may have one 14-week placement. Candidates will gradually increase their involvement during each placement to full teaching responsibility, literally making a transition from student to teacher. Classroom mentor teachers and university supervisors share the responsibility of assessing and evaluating the student teacher's instructional and classroom management skills. Student teaching is completed during the final semester prior to graduation.
NOTE: Students are responsible for ALL information on the SHSU website related to Student Teaching.
Orientations about applying for Student Teaching are presented first day of Methods semester. Please review the following links for information about the application process.
- Orientation Information for Students applying to Student Teaching
- Requirements for Student Teaching
- School Districts for Student Teaching
- Applying for Student Teaching
- Teach Work Sample Overview PPP (August 16 2006)
APPLYING for student teaching DOES NOT automatically register you in the proper classes. It is your responsibility to enroll in the correct courses through advance registration. Failure to register and submit payment for the proper student teaching courses could result in your not being recommended for certification .
Begin Student Teaching Semester early
These links provide information about the Student Teaching semester which begins before other courses at the university (Check the Student Teaching Calendar link below for specific dates).
- Student Teaching Calendar
- Guidelines for Student Teaching
- University Supervisors and Classroom Mentor Teachers
- Completion of Student Teaching - Culminating Evaluations and Activities
If you cannot find the information you are looking for on this website, please contact the Office of Field Experience.