Level I and Level II applications for the fall semester are due February 15th or the first business day following. Level I and Level II applications for the spring semester are due September 15th or the first business day following.
Both Level I and Level II student teaching experiences are 12 weeks in length. The duration of each course is one semester.
A completed application must be submitted by the appropriate due date. A completed application includes completion of ALL required course work, a "C" or better in all Professional and Subject area courses, an overall grade point average of 2.5, and a 2.5 or better in Professional Education Subject areas.
Upon submittal of your application to the Student Teaching Office, the Academic Advisor will review and notify you of any student teaching criteria that has not been met. You may also make an appointment with your advisor to discuss your program requirements and your status at any time.
You must complete the official application with all related forms and submit them by the established deadline. The application is available on the FGCU College of Education student teaching website at http://coe.fgcu.edu/Internship/.
A completed application along with the appropriate program card must be submitted to the Student Teaching Office. Directions and forms are available on the website. School Districts require students to be fingerprinted before entering classrooms for student teaching. Fingerprinting instructions are available on the website as well.
Sites are selected from the five counties served by FGCU. School placements are approved by the College of Education and meet Florida Department of Education requirements to serve as field sites. Sites are chosen, in part, by the availability of clinical education trained teachers, and by the school's capability to accept cohort groups consisting of interns from different programs.
You may request the county you would like to have student teaching experience in and you may indicate preference area within the county. You may not be placed at a school where you have relatives or where you have been employed.
You may not request a particular school or arrange placements with schools or teachers.
This also depends on what level of the program you are enrolled in.
Orientation is mandatory and will be held the first week of the semester. The classroom experience usually begins the second week of the semester.
Each level of student teaching has accompanying assignments. Satisfactory completion of these assignments is necessary to successfully complete your student teaching experience. You will also be required to attend seminars that will enhance your student teaching experience.
You will be assigned a University Supervisor. The University Supervisor and the Cooperating Teacher will be working together to make your student teaching experience a positive one.
The University Supervisor and the Cooperating teacher will be doing a combination of formal and informal observations based on the Florida Accomplished Practices and the Florida Performance Measurement Standards. This experience is intended to follow a team concept. The feedback portion of this process is extremely important.
No. Your student teaching grade will be satisfactory, unsatisfactory, or incomplete.
No, you must be enrolled in a degreed program.
Yes, if your home university contacts the internship office to make arrangements and all criteria are met.
Yes, providing you have met all criteria and permission has been granted by the College of Education Undergraduate Division. Please contact the Internship Office for more information.
Information concerning the Student Teaching Programs can be obtained by contacting the Office at (239) 590- 7775 or by reviewing this website.
Information concerning College of Education programs, faculty, course schedules, and admissions, can be obtained by contacting the College of Education at (239) 590-7800 or by reviewing the web site at http://coe.fgcu.edu/.
Information can also be obtained by contacting the University's Registration Office at (239) 590-7980 or Toll Free: 800-590-3428 or by reviewing FGCU's web site at www.fgcu.edu.
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