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• Review Student Teaching regulations
• Explain the placement procedure
• Outline the application process
• Explain background checks
• Discuss the importance of a professional application
• Expectations from school districts
• Expectations during student teaching
• Answer questions
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Rules and Regulations concerning Student Teaching
Sample Application and Personal Data Sheet
Map of 100-mile radius area
List of Partner Schools/Co-Teaching Flyer
Tips for answering essay questions
Praxis II Test information
Background Check information
Credential File information (optional)
• Arranging your own placement is highly
inappropriate and prohibited
• Students will not be assigned to a
secondary school from which they
• Students will not be assigned to a
cooperating teacher who has taught the
prospective teacher candidate as a
• Students cannot student teach in any school
building where they have relatives in attendance
• Students will not be assigned to any school
building where a relative is currently employed
• Students cannot student teach in any school
district where a relative is a member of the
School Board
• It is strongly encouraged that students NOT be
employed during the student teaching semester.
• Applications for Fall are due in our office by the first Tuesday
in February. For Spring by the first Tuesday in September
• You will be notified by UNK email if your application is
accepted or denied.
• Contracts are sent to principals or superintendents.
• Reminder calls are made.
• Second contracts are sent when schools are unable to comply
with request.
• You will be notified through UNK email when your placement
packet is ready in the Educator Certification Office.
Included in the packet will be:
• Letter indicating your cooperating school and teacher(s)
• UNK registration information (register as soon as you get
your packet—not before; see your advisor)
• Dates of placement
• Cooperating teacher packet(s) for YOU to deliver
• Reminder to notify Educator Certification Office of any
failures/incompletes received
• Available on the Educator Certification Office
• Directions to Student Teaching Application form:
Go to Click on
Student Teaching Application about halfway
down the page.
Copy and paste into a Word document
• You must use Microsoft Word
• Local and permanent address and phone number
• NU ID#
• UNK Loper Notes Email address
• Two emergency contact names, addresses, and phone numbers
• Your catalog date
• Your GPA
• Identified areas of endorsement (no student teaching required for minors or
coaching endorsements)
• Three preferred school districts
• Name(s) of your advisor(s) and signature(s) (face-to-face students only)
• If you have two advisors, both need to sign
• If you have any substitutions or waivers in your program,
make certain your advisor has notified the registrar’s office
• Ask your advisor to check your degree audit
• Don’t wait until the last minute to seek your advisor’s
• Note for online students: the ECO will obtain your
advisor’s signature when your application is received
• 16 weeks for one subject endorsement, two
subject endorsements at same grade level (not
including ESL), one field endorsement, or one
field and one subject endorsement (same content
area and grade level, not including ESL)
• 20 weeks for two field endorsements, two subject
endorsements at different grade levels, or one
field and one subject in a different content
area/grade level (not including ESL)
• 2 semesters for one field and two subject
endorsements (not including ESL)
• UNK Partner Schools
• Alief School District in Houston, TX
• Consider your endorsement
• Consider a multicultural setting
• Be open to a new experience
• Get advice from your advisor
• Co-Teaching model (see flyer)
• Cooperating teachers trained in co-teaching methods
• Student teacher and cooperating teacher attend a pairs
workshop together before semester begins
• Lessons are planned together and both are teaching in the
classroom 90% of the time
Over 80 languages spoken in the district
Student teachers are paid $12.47/hour
Help is provided to find housing
Employment is nearly guaranteed, especially in secondary math
& science
All grade levels and subject areas eligible
Background check paid for by district
Must have 3.0 or higher GPA to apply
Note: usually the calendar for Alief means students in 20-week
placements will have to go back to finish after graduation
• There will be an additional fee of $150 added to your tuition
if you choose to student teach more than 100 miles from
Kearney (within Nebraska) for mileage and supervision.
• This would include Omaha, Lincoln, Norfolk, Ogallala, Sidney,
and any school districts outside the circle on the map in your
• If you have a compelling reason to student teach outside of
Nebraska (other than Alief), you are responsible for:
• finding an appropriate placement (contact HR dept. at
the school district)
• finding a university supervisor
• all fees connected with hiring a supervisor and paying a
cooperating teacher, if required
• providing the Educator Certification Office with contact
information for the school, the cooperating teacher, the
university supervisor, and yourself
• seeing that all required paperwork is returned to the
Educator Certification Office
• A meeting with the Director of Field Experiences is
• Given to principals and superintendents
when placement request is made
• Given to your cooperating teacher(s) when
placement is finalized
• Given to your student teaching supervisor
• Personal Data Sheet must be kept to two pages
• Compose your answers in advance
• Check for grammar and spelling errors (use spell
• Ask someone to proof your essays
• Be brief, but complete
• Be honest
• Make sure you sign the second page!
• Requests are made to the Registrar’s Office on myBlue
• Please request only ONE, then make your own copies. BE SURE
• Request that they be sent to you after current semester’s grades
are posted
Admission to Teacher Education Program
Submission of Application to Student Teaching
Overall UNK GPA of 2.5 or higher (before 2013 -14 catalog) or 2.75
A grade of “C” (2.0 GPA) or higher in TE 204 and TE 206.
Satisfactory completion of the Case Study of a Lesson and a grade of C or
above in TE 314, TE 472, TE 320, TESE 474, MUS 356, PE 471, OR ART 365
(program specific)
Satisfactory completion of a minimum of 2 field experiences
Satisfy any additional program-specific requirements (all courses
Apply for background check
All required documents completed
• 1 copy of the Application
• 4 copies of the Personal Data Sheet for each endorsement
• 4 copies of your transcripts for each endorsement
• Nebraska State Department of Education now requires background checks
for student teachers
• UNK uses OneSource-The Background Check Company
• Students must:
• Complete the online process required to initiate the background check
( to Quick Links at lower right,
then Student Login, select UNK, then Student Teaching)
• Pay the $26.75 background check fee. (Payments are made directly to
OneSource through PayPal.)
• Submit court papers to the Educator Certification Office for any type of
misdemeanor or felony with the exception of MIP/DUI which occurred
since the self-disclosure Rule 20/21 form was completed for admittance to
• Deadlines for background check requirements:
• By the deadline for submitting your student teaching
application, you must go online and complete the process to
initiate the background check
• You must include court papers with your student teaching
application or bring/send them to the ECO before you submit
your application
• Failure to complete these requirements on time will result in the
postponement of your student teaching semester
• U.S. Dept. of Education: assessment for “highly
qualified”-----Praxis II
• Nebraska Department of Education requirement for
• May be taken at any time
• Go to the website below for times, locations, and
information on which test(s) are required in Nebraska
Assessed by
Discussion Area
participation in
Director of
Case Study of
a Classroom
Format and
directions on
Due at the end of
the 4th week of
placement for
EACH endorsement.
Use rubric for
scoring (on Bb)
(Start when you get
your placement)
Assessed by
Mid-term SelfEvaluation
Completed by
student teacher
4th-5th week of
each student
(orange form and
on Blackboard)
Shared and
reviewed by
Teacher and
Teaching Unit
Plan Case Study
Format and
directions on
Blackboard and
At the end of
each placement;
if you have two
you will need to
do two Unit Plan
Case Studies
Attendance at
Student Teaching
Details will be
posted on
Details will be
posted on
Satisfactory Score
on Final
Final evaluation
will be scored
using the rubric
posted on
By the end of
each placement
Assessed by
Director of
One from
Supervisor and
one from each
• TaskStream will be used for submitting your assessments during
student teaching.
• You will need to SUBSCRIBE for a semester (RENEW
subscription) and then ENROLL in the TE400 DRF for your
• Directions will be provided on Blackboard.
• Log on to Blackboard at least once a week.
• Keep us informed of any address or name change.
• Keep the Registrar’s Office informed of any address
or name change.
• Apply for Graduation (undergraduates only)
• February 1st for Spring Commencement
• September 15th for Winter Commencement
• Check your email account at least weekly
• Supervisors will make initial contact within the
first couple weeks of teaching.
• Supervisors will make a minimum of 5 formal
• Supervisors and cooperating teachers will assist
you in meeting requirements.
• Supervisors and cooperating teachers will
complete your final evaluations.
Thank you for your time and attention.
Best wishes for a successful
student teaching experience
Ann Knipping
Director of Educator Certification Office
& Field Experiences
C125, COE Building
[email protected]
Mary Frew
Office Associate
C128, COE Building
1615 W. 24th, Kearney, NE 68849
[email protected]

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