Student Teacher Program
In the teacher education programs at the University of Houston-Victoria, student teaching is considered a capstone experience, one in which the teacher candidate has the opportunity to apply what he or she has learned about teaching and learning under the guidance and mentoring of an experienced professional educator. Student teaching lasts for 12 weeks. While secondary teacher candidates will work with one cooperating teacher during that 12 week period, EC-6 and 4-8 candidates will divide their time between two classrooms. While candidates at all levels begin student teaching as observers in the classroom, by the end of the semester they have assumed responsibilities to become their students’ primary instructors.
Student Teacher Application Deadlines
Fall Student Teaching application deadline is March 1.
After April 1 late applications for student teaching will not be accepted.
All tests must be taken and passed by August 1 before the fall semester in which you will be student teaching.
Spring Student Teaching application deadline is September 15.
After October 15 late applications for student teaching will not be accepted.
All tests must be taken and passed by December 1 before the spring semester in which you will be student teaching.
$100.00 late fee for student teaching applications submitted within 30 days after the student teaching application deadline.
Students must take all and pass TExES certification exams PPR (EC-6 & 4-8, 7-12 cert, ), Core Subjects (EC-6 & 4-8 cert) and/or Content Exams (7-12 cert) prior to beginning their student teaching semester.
Applicants for Student Teaching must be admitted into the Teacher Education Program and meet all requirements for student teaching.
As you prepare to enter this stage of your education experience, please complete the guidelines and protocols as listed.
Questions about Student Teaching? Please contact:
Dr. Bouknight - Director of Field Experiences, Victoria campus
Dr. Barnhill - Director of Field Experiences, Katy instructional site