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. To learn more, please attend the info meeting offered each semester prior to completing the online application. You must be fully accepted into the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences (EHHS) Teacher Education program at the time the application is due.
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.
Before you apply, you must take or schedule any required Praxis exam(s). You will be asked to report your scores or upcoming test dates as part of the application.
If you already have a bachelor’s degree and are looking to add certification, contact Taylor Raney (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 EHHS Student Services for an internship packet.