College of Education

Student Teaching

Student teaching is a full-time, supervised, uncompensated classroom experience to be completed in a continuous sequence of weeks for a designated time period.  During this period, candidates are supervised by a certified and experienced teacher.  Student teaching requires a total commitment on the part of each student. Normally no other courses should be taken, and students are discouraged from holding part-time, evening, and weekend jobs.

For a complete resource guide for the student teaching process, please download the College of Education Student Teaching Handbook.


  1. Senior or graduate standing.
  2. Must be fully admitted to Teacher Education.
  3. A cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better; a minimum grade point average of 2.75 in major, minor, or endorsement areas.  No grade of less than "C" (2.0) may be counted in courses taken in professional education, early and middle childhood education, or middle/secondary education.  A grade point average of no less than 2.5 in professional education courses.  All of these courses should be completed prior to student teaching.

Completing the Student Teaching Application:

Students planning on student teaching next academic year must provide several pieces of information to the College of Education in order to ensure proper and appropriate school placement.  Please pay close attention to the following deadlines and instructions as both have been modified this year.

Please visit JH184A with any questions or if you encounter any difficulties completing this application process.


Prior to November 6, 2014 ~ Show instructions

Prior to November 6, 2014

  1. Attend one of the student teaching information sessions.

○     Tuesday, Sept 30:  5-6p for those interested in STUDENT TEACHING ABROAD- Jordan Hall 083

○     Friday, October 17: 12-1p - Jordan Hall 083

○     Tuesday, October 21: 7-8p - Jordan Hall 172

○     Thursday, November 6: 12-1p - Jordan Hall 083


Prior to December 2, 2014 ~ Show instructions

Prior to December 2, 2014

Download and, using Microsoft Word or comparable software, complete the appropriate student teaching application:

Be sure to sign and date it at the bottom and get your advisor's signature also

  1. Once you have completed the application, login to the Sharp scanner/copier located in the Reference section of the Irwin Library using your Butler student ID card or by entering your Butler username and password on the touch panel
  2. Place the paper forms text side up in the document feeder on the top of the machine
  3. Select the "Scan or Fax" tab at the top of the screen
  4. Enter your own email address (Address Entry --> Email --> To --> Direct Entry --> enter your Butler email address --> OK)
  5. Hit the large "Go" button near the copier/scanner number pad
  6. Logout by pressing the * key on the number pad
  7. When you are back at your computer, login to your Butler email and save the file attached to the email from "Sharp Scanning"
  8. Email your completed application as an attachment to Ms. Katie Russo by December 2, 2014.  Please indicate your name in the subject line/student teaching application. i.e. John Doe/Student Teaching Application


Prior to January 5, 2015 ~ Show instructions

Prior to January 5, 2015

Note:  Complete this process using your December 2014 transcript by January 5, 2015 so that we have access to it when staff returns on January 5.

  1. Logon to, navigate to the "My Academics" section, and click on "View Unofficial Transcript."

○     Self Service → Student Center → My Academics

  1. Click the "View Report" button and save PDF files
  2. Email your "unofficial transcripts" as an attachment to Ms. Katie Russo by January 5, 2015.  Please indicate your name in the subject line/transcripts.  i.e., John Doe/transcripts


Student Teaching Abroad in 2015-2016:

All students who have any interest in student teaching abroad are required to attend the Student Teaching meeting on September 30, 2014 from 5-6 pm in Jordan Hall 083.

This will be the only session for those interested in student teaching abroad for Fall 2015 or Spring 2016.

If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact Ms. Katie Russo at 940-9331 or JH 184A