The final clinical experience for teacher certification is Student Teaching. Prior to enrolling in Student Teaching, students must be approved and meet the eligibility requirements listed below. Applications for Student Teaching will be accepted only with verification that the following requirements have been met.
Submission of Student Teaching Application packet to their “Student Teaching” Google folder that they have shared with the Education Department (EduAdmin@cougars.ccis.edu). [See the “Student Teaching” page on the Education Department website for a list of items that must be included in the packet as well as deadlines for submission.]
Formal admission to the Teacher Certification Program (TCP).
Grade point average of 2.75 or higher in all college coursework from all institutions.
Grade point average of 3.0 or higher in professional education courses and in content area of concentration with no grade lower than “C.”
Valid Substitute Certificate for the state of Missouri.
Valid fingerprinting background clearance.
Completion of all professional education coursework (except student teaching) and all certification content area coursework.
Secondary School Certification students and Art K-12 Certification students must also have completed:
100% of required courses in the content area
Appropriate methods course for content area
Exceptions to these requirements must be approved by the Teacher Certification Program Faculty. Requests for exceptional status must be submitted in writing with the application form to the Field Experience Director.
Student Teaching Application Forms must be submitted by the required date the semester PRIOR to the desired student teaching assignment.
Student Teaching Applications must be accompanied by the Student Teaching Requirement Verification form, Personal Data Sheets, and an Autobiography. Permission is based on these materials and a review of the student’s communication competence; comprehensive ability; sense of responsibility and level of maturity; and locus of control.