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Future Student Teachers

Congratulations, you are just about finished with your Education coursework and are ready to begin the process of checking out to student teach. Below you will find links and resources to help prepare you for your semester of student teaching.

In order to begin the check-out process, you must attend a student teacher check out meeting with the student teaching coordinator at the beginning of the semester prior to your student teaching semester. Spring student teachers must attend a check out meeting the September before student teaching, and fall student teachers must attend a check out meeting the February before student teaching.

The following list of documents are needed when you check-out with the student teaching coordinator for student teaching. Please print, read, sign, and date the application and contract and the communicable disease statement and bring them along to your check-out meeting with the student teaching coordinator.

The following are templates and guides to help you develop an Education Data Sheet and a Teaching Philosophy statement. Your data form and philosophy statement are used to secure your student teaching placement with area school districts. Please feel free to use the attached templates or to create your own. Please email PDFs of your data form and philosophy statement to the student teaching coordinator before your scheduled check out meeting.

The University of Minnesota has some great resources and references for writing and developing your teaching philosophy statement. The resources can be found here: https://cei.umn.edu/writing-your-teaching-philosophy  

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Once the student teaching coordinator has arranged your student teaching placement(s), the following form must be signed by your cooperating teacher(s) in order to confirm the placement. Please return these signed forms to the student teaching coordinator upon completion.