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Student Teaching ROUND UP
Office of Clinical Experiences
Student Teaching Application
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You will need to complete:
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Application form ONLINE
www.stcloudstate.edu/oce
Download forms needed
Paper & pencil…take notes!
Due Date: Friday Oct. 24th to OCE
Turn in ALL parts as a package, not separately
Use the checklist
www.stcloudstate.edu/oce Click on: “Field Experience
and Student Teaching Application”
Complete Online Application on a computer
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(not on a phone)
Eligibility Sheet
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Eligibility sheet for YOUR major
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SPED: Most is completed in the SPED Dept.
Dbl Majors: fill out appropriate forms; get
signatures from both major advisors
Transfer students: make sure credits have
transferred
Get this signed prior to due date (see who
needs to sign: advisor, dept. rep, content
advisor, TDEV education advisor, etc.)
Eligibility
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Apply to major
Apply to Teacher
Education (Dean’s
Office EB A 110)
GPA requirements
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2.75
MTLE Basic Skills
Tests: MUST PASS
prior to ST
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APPLY to Student
Teach ON TIME,
EVEN IF YOU MAY
HAVE ELIGIBILITY
ISSUES!
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GPA, not admitted
to teacher education
yet, etc.
CFS & Secondary…
Set an advising meeting NOW to
meet and get signature on your
application!
 Email your advisor(s) and set an
appointment
 DO NOT wait!
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Eligibility Deadlines…
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El Ed:
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Secondary Ed:
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Oct 15th/Feb 15th semester prior to ST: Completion of all
Incompletes and Appeals, and removal of all grades
below C in required major courses (In Elem Handbook)
Oct 15th/Feb 15th semester prior to ST: Completion of all
Incompletes and Appeals, and removal of all grades
below C- in required major courses (In Handbook)
SPED: Apply to SPED Dept. + meet OCE Deadlines
CFS: OCE Deadlines
Other Requirements
SPED Teacher Candidates:
 You must ALSO APPLY in the SPED
Department!
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March 1 for Fall ST
 Oct. 1 for Spring ST
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MTLE Testing Requirements
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You must pass ALL MTLE Basic Skills
tests prior to Student teaching:
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By January 15, 2015 for Fall 2015
student teaching
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By Sept. 15, 2015 for Spring 2016
student teaching
Student Information
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Information must be as current as
possible!
Husky Net Email only
Include schools you attended & graduated
from (cannot place you there)
OCE will not place you where you are
known, have family/friends working, where
your children attend
Licensure area(s): include ALL
Student Information
Where will you be living? Update
online as needed!
 OCE will place you within one hour
drive time maximum of where you
live
 Including more information helps us
make the best placement for you
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Student Information
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Accommodations needed? Special
circumstances? Let OCE know.
El Ed: 1 placement for Block 3 & 4 EXCEPT
for K and Math minors
Common Market (through another MNSCU
institution) very limited options-must
appeal
Out of State/International Opportunities
meeting dates (2-3 per semester)
Resume’
 Include
any trainings, all
experiences working with
children, in school settings, etc.
 Proof your work!
 Ask a friend to proof your work!
 No color; No photos
Essay
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handout on application site
 Read your essay out loud…get a
friend to read it…be professional!
 El Ed: if strong preference for K3 or 4-6, state in essay
 CFS: OCE will generally request
2nd/3rd grade
Other Requirements
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CPR & First Aid: Required ONLY for CFS
and Phy Ed or Phy Ed/Health
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Liability Insurance: Education MN Apply
Online! www.educationminnesota.org;
“Who We Are”, “Student Program”
(need credit card)
Other Requirements
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Criminal Background Check (CBC)
required for most districts: OCE will
include this information with your
placement contract
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COMPLETE THIS
ASAP! Do Not Wait!
Other Requirements
ElEd,CFS: SCSU Classes start Aug. 24
 Orientation Attendance Mandatory:
Fri. August 28, 2015
 ST begins August 31, 2015
 You will receive a reminder Email
 Jobs: Work, athletics, can NOT
interfere with your student teaching
hours and demands!
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Double Majors:
Most Double Majors will ST over 1.5
semesters. Keep this in mind and
plan for this.
 There are some exceptions. Discuss
your requirements with your advisors
and with OCE.
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Student Athletes
You MUST meet with OCE staff to
discuss practice and event/game
schedules, PRIOR to OCE making a
placement for you.
 Meet with OCE one semester ahead
so we can plan for you!
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Do Not Attempt to Secure Your
Own Placement!!!!!
Placement Considerations
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Goal: placement within one hour drive of
where you live
Goal: Diverse placement opportunities
within all field and student teaching
OCE will place you in a location where you
are not known…
You will not be placed in schools where you
have family/friends working, your children
attend school
Process to Secure Placements
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Applications received in OCE database
You update as needed, within deadlines
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Update address where living, add
major/minor/cognate, ex. PE add Health?
OCE sends files and request out to schools
semester prior
CHECK YOUR HUSKYNET…we may have Q’s
OCE secures placement
Hold placement meetings with you during
finals week: watch for posted signs!
You will sign a contract
Special Programs/Options
Common Market, Out of State,
International opportunities
 Aldine Texas opportunities (Houston)
 Partnerships: South Africa
 Attend OCE Meetings about these
opportunities (meeting dates posted
on OCE website)
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See Kathy Watson or Fran
Umerski for any questions
www.stcloudstate.edu/oce “Student Teaching”
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