Student Teaching at UTD
Student teaching is the capstone course in the professional education sequence at UTD. Students will complete 13 weeks of supervised student teaching in a local school district during the fall or spring semester. This cooperative venture between UT Dallas and the public schools represents the practical application of the teaching/learning process.
Students will register with UT Dallas for six semester hours of credit in student teaching. A student teaching fee will be included in the total registration charges. Students must be registered and payment received (installment payment is an option) before beginning student teaching. All professional development courses must have been completed, and it is recommended that no other courses be taken during student teaching.
A committee of faculty, administrators, and field placement educators will review all applications for supervised student teaching or post-baccalaureate internships. To be eligible, student teacher candidates must adhere to high ethical standards, exhibit professional maturity, have acceptable class attendance, and meet the following requirements:
Applications for student teaching will be accepted at one of several sign-up sessions held before October 15 each Fall semester and before March 15 each Spring semester. Students who anticipate being eligible should watch the Teacher Development Center bulletin board and the “Notices” link on the TDC website for sign-up session times and dates. STUDENT TEACHERS MUST REQUEST A PLACEMENT EARLY DURING THE LONG SEMESTER PRIOR TO STUDENT TEACHING.