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Fall 2014 Student Teaching Application Deadline:  Friday, February 28, 2014

Students planning to student teach during the Fall 2014 semester are required to attend one of the following enrollment meetings. 

Friday, February 7, 2014 from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM, Location:  CFO 202 or Wednesday, February 19, 2014 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM, Location:  CFO 203

  1. Submit the online Student Teaching Application at: https://portalmisc2.twu.edu/studentteaching/

    It is recommended that students use web browser Internet Explorer when submitting the online application to obtain a copy with a readable print size.) The online application should not be submitted with an electronic signature.  Once the online application is completed, print a copy of the application before clicking on “Submit.”  Note:  The Student Teaching Application cannot be saved and completed at a later time.  The application must be completed in one sitting.  The student teaching ISD choices  are listed on the PDC website as well as the online Student Teaching Application.

    It is recommended that students use web browser Internet Explorer when submitting the online application to obtain a copy with a readable print size.) The online application should not be submitted with an electronic signature.  Once the online application is completed, print a copy of the application before clicking on “Submit.”  Note:  The Student Teaching Application cannot be saved and completed at a later time.  The application must be completed in one sitting.  The student teaching   are listed on the PDC website as well as the online Student Teaching Application.
  2. Students must schedule an appointment to meet with their faculty advisor as soon as possible in order to meet the application deadline (See Step 15).  The student must take the copy of his/her online Student Teaching Application (See Step 1) and a copy of his/her unofficial transcript printed from the TWU portal to the meeting with his/her faculty advisor. If applicable, the faculty advisor must note and initial any changes on the copy of the application before signing it.  Changes which are not initialed by the faculty advisor will not be accepted.  Upon receiving the faculty advisor’s signature, the student must also sign the copy of the online application.
  3. Students must submit the signed copy of the Student Teaching Application and all additional paperwork listed below to Judy Franz, Stoddard Hall, Room 202, by the application deadline.  Note: The hard copy of the Student Teaching Application requires original signatures from both the student and the student’s faculty advisor. 
  4. Background Checks.  Some districts require students to submit an online background check/volunteer application in order to student teach, some districts require only a paper background check form, and other districts may require both an online background check/volunteer application and possibly a paper form. Students must log on to TWU Blackboard, click on the COPE Student Teaching/Internship link located under “My Organizations” in order to access the ISD background check instructions and forms for student teacher candidates. Note: Students can access this link approximately 1 business day after they have attended a Student Teacher Enrollment Meeting.  After clicking on the link, click on “Student Teacher Program” located in the blue box.  Click on the “ISD Background Forms & Instructions” folder.  Click on your first ISD choice.  Print the form(s) and/or instructions for that particular district. Students must repeat the same steps for the second ISD choice. Note: Students must submit the background check/volunteer application for their first and second ISD choices unless indicated otherwise in the Blackboard instructions.
  5. FERPA Release Form.  Students are asked to complete and sign the FERPA Release Form (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act).  The form should be turned in with your Student Teaching Application and other student teaching paperwork. 
  6. Undergraduate students.   In addition to submitting an online Student Teaching Application, students are required to turn in a hard copy of their online Student Teaching Application signed by the student and the student’s faculty advisor; the completed and signed FERPA Release form (See Step 5); an up-to-date unofficial TWU transcript; and the background form and/or student teaching profile form (if applicable) for the student’s 1st and 2nd ISD choices by the application deadline to Stoddard Hall, Room 202.  (See Step 4.)
  7. MAT students.   In addition to submitting an online Student Teaching Application, students are required to turn in a hard copy of their online Student Teaching Application signed by the student and the student’s faculty advisor; the completed and signed FERPA Release form (See Step 5); a copy of the student’s MAT degree plan signed by the student’s faculty advisor; a copy of the “Change of Degree Plan” form (if applicable); an up-to-date TWU unofficial transcript (graduate level certification coursework only); and the background form and/or student teaching profile form (if applicable) for the student’s 1st and 2nd ISD choices by the application deadline to Stoddard Hall, Room 202. (See Step 4.)
  8. Post-Baccalaureate students.  In addition to submitting an online Student Teaching Application, students seeking certification-only are required to turn in a hard copy of their online Student Teaching Application signed by the student and the student’s faculty advisor; the completed and signed FERPA Release form (See Step 5); a copy of the student’s Deficiency Plan (copy may be obtained from the Office of Student Support Services, SH 211); a copy of course substitution forms (if applicable); an up-to-date unofficial TWU transcript; and the background form and/or student teaching profile form (if applicable) for the student’s 1st and 2nd ISD choices by the application deadline to Stoddard Hall, Room 202.  (See Step 4.)
  9. Deaf Education students.  In addition to submitting an online Student Teaching Application, students are required to turn in a hard copy of their online Student Teaching Application signed by the student and the student’s faculty advisor; the completed and signed FERPA Release form (See Step 5); an up-to-date TWU transcript documenting completion of their pedagogy/EDUC courses; a copy of the student’s Master’s degree plan; a copy of the student’s Deficiency Plan (if the student’s undergraduate degree was completed at a college or university other than TWU); and the background form and/or student teaching profile form (if applicable) for the student’s 1st and 2nd ISD choices by the application deadline to Stoddard Hall, Room 202. (See Step 4.)
  10. If Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD is the student’s first choice ISD, a copy of the student’s TB test results along with all other required student teaching paperwork must be submitted by the application deadline to Stoddard Hall, Room 202. TB test results may not be more than one year old from the first day of student teaching, August 25, 2014.  
  11. If Denton ISD is the student’s first choice ISD and the student has immigrated to the United States during any period of his/her lifetime, the student is required to submit proof of TB clearance issued from a state of Texas physician along with all other required student teaching paperwork to Stoddard Hall, Room 202 by the application deadline. The date of the TB test is not required to be current.
  12. Fingerprinting.  Some ISDs may require fingerprinting before a student teacher can begin his/her placement.  Do NOT begin your fingerprinting process until AFTER the district contacts you and provides you with their instructions.
  13. Student Teaching Pre-Enrollment Form and the Student Teacher Contract.  Students must submit a signed Student Teacher Pre-Enrollment form and a Student Teacher Contract at one of the above mentioned Student Teaching Enrollment Meetings. The forms will be provided at the enrollment meetings.
  14. INCOMPLETE.  Students who have an Incomplete (I) on their transcript must complete a “Request for Exception to Student Teaching” form and complete all course requirements during the student teaching semester. Students may not graduate with an Incomplete (I) on their transcript.  The exception form can be accessed through the PDC website on the “Student Teaching” link under the "Forms" section.  Upon completion of the form (the top section and the first two boxes) and obtaining the signatures of their faculty advisor and department chair, the student must submit the form to Judy Franz, SH 202.  The form must be submitted prior to the student teaching semester.
  15. DEADLINE. The deadline to apply for a Fall 2014 student teaching placement is 3:00 PM, Friday, February 28, 2014.  All paper work should be submitted to Judy Franz, Coordinator of Education Field Experiences, Stoddard Hall, Room 202. Students needing assistance may contact Mrs. Franz by calling (940) 898-2734 or through email, jfranz@twu.edu.

Incomplete student teaching applications cannot be accepted.

page last updated 7/23/2014 1:37 PM