Student Teaching Application for Spring 2018

All student teaching placements are made through the Office of Educator Development and Clinical Practice (OEDCP). University students should NOT contact the district/school directly for student teaching placements.

Step 1- Student Teaching Placement Form
Due: October 26, 2017

The Student Teaching Placement Form provides detailed information necessary for the OEDCP to make the best placement for candidates. The estimated time to complete the Student Teaching Placement Form is 10 to 15 minutes.

Step 2- Medical Examination and TB Risk Assessment Results
Due: November 28, 2017

State regulation requires a valid and current medical examination, which shall include a tuberculosis (TB) risk assessment. The Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB) has defined "current" as within one (1) year prior to student teaching.

The University of Louisville Medical Examination Form for Admittance into Student Teaching is offered as the preferred document; however, other standard medical examination forms will be accepted.

Candidates having difficulty scheduling a medical exam/TB test by the deadline should notify the placement office: robin.lipsey@louisville.edu

Step 3- Criminal Records Check
Due: November 28, 2017

Criminal Records Checks cannot be completed until placements are confirmed. Criminal Records Checks are completed at the individual district Board of Education/Central Office. The fee for a Criminal Records Check is $35-$40 depending on the district. Once placements are confirmed, candidates will be provided additional information regarding the process, fee and district contact person for the district where they will be student teaching.

Criminal Records Check should be completed in June of 2017 for those candidates graduating in May 2018 to ensure validity for certification.

The following verification form should be completed, signed by a district representative administering the Records Check and returned to the OEDCP Office 255 or scanned to robin.lipsey@louisville.edu

Step 4- Student Teaching Handbook Verification
Due: November 28, 2017

The Student Teaching Handbook serves as a guide to program policies and procedures, participant responsibilities, and an overview of the initial process involved in the certification and subsequent readiness for employment as a professional educator. Student teacher candidates must verify that the handbook has been read.

Student Information Permission Form
Due: November 28, 2017

This Student Information Permission Form gives the OEDCP permission to provide districts that inquire with contact information for the purposes of recruitment.

Step 5- Eligibility to Student Teach Verification Form
Due: November 28, 2017

State Regulation 16 KAR 5:040 governs admission, placement, and supervision in student teaching and stipulates that all candidates enrolled in student teaching after September 1, 2013 shall complete a minimum of 200 hours of diverse and focused field experiences prior to student teaching. All candidates will be required to electronically document 200 hours prior to student teaching and are ultimately responsible for completing and tracking the field hours required prior to student teaching. Candidates who will need additional time to complete hours/activities should contact the OEDCP Coordinators.

Eligibility to Student Teach Verification Form must be completed as part of the Student Teaching Application.

Step 6-Attend Mandatory Student Teaching Orientation(s) Due: December 5, 2017

A mandatory Student Teaching Orientation will be held on Reading Day, December 5, 2017. Early Childhood and Elementary Teacher Candidates will meet in room 272 CEHD Building from 9:00-12:00. Middle Secondary Candidates and Music Candidates will meet in room 272 CEHD Building from 1:00-4:00.
A second orientation will be scheduled with your cooperating teacher(s) and university supervisor(s). Individual programs are scheduling these sessions and you will be notified of the date and time.

Questions to the placement office:
Robin Lipsey robin.lipsey@louisville.edu