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.

Prerequisites:

  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.

Deadlines:

Prior to November 10, 2013 ~ Show instructions

Prior to November 10, 2013

  1. Attend one of the student teaching information sessions.

○     Tuesday, Sept 24:  5-6p for those interested in STUDENT TEACHING ABROAD- Jordan Hall 141

○     Friday, October 18: 12-1p - Jordan Hall 183

○     Tuesday, October 22: 7-8p - Jordan Hall 083

○     Friday, October 25: 7-8a - Jordan Hall 183

○     Thursday, November 7: 12-1p - Jordan Hall 183

Complete questionnaire distributed at information session and return it to JH184A by November 10.

Prior to December 3, 2013 ~ Show instructions

Prior to December 3, 2013

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. Go to Google Drive folder shared with you by the College of Education via email.  You can find this folder by typing your last name into the "search" bar at the top of the Google Drive page.
  9. You must be logged into a Butler Google accounts (Google account using Butler email and password).  Many students also have a Gmail account (a personal Google account).  If you try to log in using your personal account, you will not see the folder shared with you
  10. Login to Google Drive using your Butler email address and password
  11. Click on the "Upload" button in the upper left of the screen Upload File Image  and select "Files"
  12. Select the completed student teaching application PDF saved on your computer
  13. If prompted, confirm the following options are not selected and click "Start Upload"
  14. Convert documents, presentations, spreadsheets, and drawings to the corresponding Google Docs format
  15. Convert text from PDF and image files to Google documents
  16. The progress of the upload with appear in a sub-window in the lower right of the screen

IMPORTANT: Please upload and submit one paper copy to Ms. Stahl in JH184A by Dec 3, 2013. 

Prior to January 2, 2014 ~ Show instructions

Prior to January 2, 2014

Note:  Complete this process using your December 2013 transcript by January 2, 2014 so that we have access to it when staff returns on January 2.

  1. Logon to my.butler.edu, 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. Go to Google Drive folder shared with you by the College of Education via email.
  3. Click on the "Upload" button in the upper left of the screen Upload File Image  and select "Files.
  4. Select the unofficial transcript PDF.
  5. If prompted, confirm that options the following options arenotselected and click "Start Upload."

○     Convert documents, presentations, spreadsheets, and drawings to the corresponding Google Docs format

○     Convert text from PDF and image files to Google documents

  1. The progress of the upload with appear in a sub-window in the lower right of the screen.

Immediately when you return to campus in January,  Submit one paper copy of your completed 2 page student teaching application with your unofficial transcript attached to Ms. Stahl in JH184A.

Student Teaching Abroad in 2014-2015:

All students who have any interest in student teaching abroad are required to attend the interest meeting on September 24, 2013 from 5-6 pm in Jordan Hall 141. 

There is only chance for those of you student teaching in fall of 2014 or spring of 2015 to check out the student teaching abroad opportunity!