Student Teaching is one of the most essential and valuable components of a teacher
education program. Student Teaching provides students the opportunity to practice
what has been learned on the university campus and, more importantly, it is an opportunity
to continue academic and professional growth.
Student teachers from Utah Valley University are assigned to a variety of locations and grade levels. Great care is taken when choosing the host schools and cooperating teachers to ensure the success of our students.
Students may not solicit schools and/or principals for possible student teaching and/or internship placement. Student teaching and/or Intern placements and selection will be determined by the partnership district and the Elementary Education Selection and Retention Committee.
Student teachers will have opportunities to develop leadership skills working with students in a variety of settings, such as: before and after school enrichment classes and performance activities. Student teachers are encouraged to get the feel of the "school climate" by attending or helping to supervise extracurricular activities and non-classroom activities.
The School of Education mission is to empower candidates to become ethical, knowledgeable, prepared individuals who can assume the role of teacher in elementary and secondary schools as well as prepare them for further career choices and advancement.
A few guidelines for the student teacher:
Student Teaching/Field Experience Timeline for Cooperating Teacher/Intern Coaches
Student Teaching Forms