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Student Teaching

To advance to student teaching, a student must have a minimum of a cumulative GPA of 2.75 (undergraduate) or 3.00 (graduate). All academic coursework and content area tests must be successfully completed. Three online faculty evaluations for student teaching are required.  

The student teaching experience consists of teaching a full-day, every day for 11 weeks, one academic quarter (11 weeks). Students may not act as a substitute teacher or accept payment from their student teaching placement site. A capstone (undergraduates) or seminar (graduates) course accompanies the student teaching experience and meets regularly throughout the quarter. Students are assigned a cooperating teacher (on-site) and a university supervisor (DePaul faculty) to monitor their progress. 

 

Admission Stage I - Initial Application

Mandatory Meeting
All student teaching candidates, undergraduate and graduate, must attend a mandatory informational meeting before completing the initial application to student teach. This meeting will be offered at the Lincoln Park Campus. The following dates represent the timeframe in which these meetings will take place.

 

Mandatory Meetings for Winter 2017 and Spring 2017 Student Teachers:

Date
Time
Location
Monday, January 11, 2016
4:00pm-5:30pm
5:30pm-7:00pm
LPC Student Center, Room 314 A&B
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
4:00pm-5:30pm
5:30pm-7:00pm
LPC Student Center, Room 325
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
4:00pm-5:30pm
5:30pm-7:00pm
LPC Student Center, Room 314 A&B
Thursday, January 14, 2016
4:00pm-5:30pm
5:30pm-7:00pm
LPC Student Center, Room 314 A&B
Saturday, January 16, 2016
10:30am-12:00pm
LPC Student Center, Room 314 A&B
Saturday, January 23, 2016
10:30am-12:00pm
LPC Student Center, Room 314 A&B

Undergraduate and Graduate Students

 

Deadlines for Application
Fall 2016 - Nov. 13, 2015
Winter 2017 - Feb. 12, 2016
Spring 2017 - Feb. 12, 2016

 

 Documents Required for Application

1 Copy of Completed Student Teaching Application (located on EdTrack)
1 Copy of Teaching Resume
1 Copy of DePaul Official Transcript
1 Copy of Undergraduate Transcript (graduate students only)
1 Copy of Writing Sample 

 

 Completed documents should be turned in ON or BEFORE the deadlines stated above to:  COE 223

 
* Two 'school choices' on EdTrack may be entered. If both school choices have been denied, the Office of Field Experiences and Student Teaching will place the candidate in an appropriate school.
 
Note: Completing the Student Teaching Application does not guarantee approval for student teaching. Students who have not met all of the academic and field experience requirements for admission to Student Teaching will not be granted approval. A student may already be placed, but will not be able to student teach until all requirements are completed (Stages I, II and III).
 

Admission Stage II - Academic Clearance

 
Undergraduate Deadlines for Academic Clearance:

Fall Student Teachers - Last day to add classes for Spring prior to ST
Winter Student Teachers - Last day to add classes for Fall prior to ST
Spring Student Teachers - Last day to add classes for Winter prior to ST
Graduate Deadlines for Academic Clearance:

Fall Student Teachers - March 1st
Winter Student Teachers - June 1st
Spring Student Teachers - November 1st

 Requirements for Academic Clearance:

  • 2.50 DePaul cumulative GPA and 2.75 GPA in education and content area/major field courses 
  • Grade of C or better in professional education courses
  • All coursework comple​te or in progress
    • All Liberal Studies Courses
    • All Content Area Courses (secondary education)
    • All Education Courses
    • Excluding Student Teaching and Capstone
  • All transfer credits posted
    • M and IN grades must be resolved
  • Pass Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) and appropriate Illinois Content Area Test
  • Pass OPI (foreign language teaching only)

 Requirements for Academic Clearance:

  • 3.0 DePaul GPA with no more than two C's
  • All coursework complete or in progress
    • All general education deficiencies
    • All content area deficiencies and requirements (secondary education)
    • All education courses
    • Excluding student teaching and Seminar
  • All transfer credits posted
    • M and IN grades must be resolved
  • Pass Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) and appropriate Illinois Content Area Test
  • Pass OPI (foreign language teaching only)
Documents for Academic Clearance:
  • Proof of Passing Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) and Content Area Test
  • Proof of Passing OPI (foreign language teaching only) 
Documents for Academic Clearance:
  • Proof of Passing Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) and Content Area Test
  • Proof of Passing OPI (foreign language teaching only) 
 
Completed documents should be turned in ON or BEFORE the deadlines stated above to:
Office of Field Experiences and Student Teaching, COE-223
 

Admission Stage III - Student Teaching Approval

Deadlines for Student Teaching Approval:

Fall Student Teachers - August 1st
Winter Student Teachers - December 1st
Spring Student Teachers - March 1st

Requirements for Student Teaching Approval:

  • Must have submitted Application to Student Teach (Stage I)
  • Must have academic clearance (Stage II)
  • Must submit documents below:

Documents Required for Student Teaching Approval:

  • TB Test (fax results to 773-325-4744)
    • Negative results required
  • Completion of Field Experience hours (FEDS)
  • 3 positive online Faculty Evaluations for Student Teaching in the Field Experience Documentation System (FEDS)

Submit a Diploma Address

Diploma Address 

If students  only have a Home and a Mailing address recorded in Campus Connect; they need to submit a Diploma address (it is a specific address type and is needed to mail the diploma; we do not default that to any other address type).
 
To add a diploma address, students should go to their Campus Connect Student Center.  In the Personal Information section, they should select Address from the drop-down menu.

 

They should click ADD A NEW ADDRESS.  On the screen that displays, they will enter the address to which the diploma should be mailed, even if it is the same as their home and mailing address, then click OK.  The next screen will ask them to review their address and to check an address type – they should check Diploma, and then SAVE.

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