Student Teaching Internships
Student teaching is the culminating field experience of the teacher education program. This field experience is a full-semester placement in a real-world school setting. As an aspiring teacher you will experience the following milestones:
Gain instructional experience in a real-world classroom
Learn how to manage the daily responsibilities of a classroom setting
Participate in lesson planning, grading, classroom management and more
Student Teaching Placement
Your placement coordinator will work hard to place you within the (participating) school district of your choice in the follow areas: This can range from: Coeur d’Alene/Northern Idaho, Boise/Southern Idaho, Moscow/Lewiston, out of state or international teaching opportunities. Once you have your student teaching assignment, you will be monitored by a mentor teacher from the district as well as a supervisor assigned through the University of Idaho.
The student teaching application process should be completed one year/two semesters prior to the student teaching semester. You must attend one of the two meetings to get registered for the online application system. You must be fully accepted into the College of Education Teacher Education program at the time the application is due. Only graduate students and recent transfer students can use the conditional admission process.
Submit a completed hard copy of the student teaching application to student services.
Keep in mind you cannot have any course work left to take during or after the internship that is not part of the internship semester or year. Exceptions must be submitted in writing to the director of teacher education.
If you already have a bachelor’s degree and are looking to add certification, contact student services to speak to an advisor before applying to be certain the application process is the correct one for your goals.
The Internship Handbook is an additional resource designed to provide students, teachers, mentors and supervisors with an overview of the student teaching experience. Please email College of Education Student Services for an internship packet.