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Minnesota State University, Mankato
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Fall semester student teaching application due by Friday, October 13, 2017.

Spring semester student teaching application due by Friday, March 2, 2018.



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The College of Education is committed to excellence in teacher preparation.  Student teaching is the capstone field experience for the teacher education programs at Minnesota State University, Mankato.  The purpose of the experience is to provide an opportunity for teacher candidates to experience fully the role of the professional educator and demonstrate their ability to successfully enter the induction phase of teaching.  The teacher candidate uses this opportunity to produce evidence of their teaching competency in four domains:  planning and preparation, the classroom environment, instruction, and professional responsibilities.

Student teaching is a results-oriented, performance-based program requiring the demonstration of a satisfactory level of teaching performance using co-teaching strategies, supported by a strong teacher/mentor relationship, and provides a time for learning, experimentation, critical analysis, practice, and reflection.  Candidates are expected to develop and demonstrate through performance, assessment, integrated knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to become committed professional educators.

In order to facilitate excellence in teacher preparation, the College of Education is moving to long-term placements within a partner district. Placements for teacher candidates during their final two semesters, when possible, will be within one school district. Districts currently participating in the long term placement opportunity are: Bloomington, Centennial, Faribault, Le Sueur-Henderson, Mankato, Owatonna, Sibley East, St. Peter, Tri-City United and Waseca. Placements in these districts are given priority.

The College of Education has developed partnerships with other school districts including some international options from which you may request a student teaching placement. Placement requests, other than those outlined on the Placement Options Document will not be honored.


Begin the process by clicking on "Applications" in the left menu.  

Fall semester student teaching applications are due by Friday, October 13, 2017.

Spring semester student teaching applications are due by Friday, March 2, 2018.