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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

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

Fall semester student teaching application due October 2018.



[PDF] Student Teaching Courses for Registration (429 KiB)

[PDF] Student Teaching Handbook (1,021 KiB)

Background Checks

Liability Insurance

Digital Resources (edTPA/SIMS/Tk20)

Co-Teaching Approaches Video

edTPA Video

Grants - Federal TEACH

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.  During student teaching, teacher candidates experience 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.

The College of Education supports long-term placements for teacher candidates during their final two semesters, when possible, within one school or within the same school district.


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

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

Fall semester student teaching application due October 2018.