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    The Student Teaching Application can be found in DIARY. A paper copy of the checklist must be submitted to the Field Experience Office, Lommen 211G.

    Student Teaching Application Deadlines: for spring, applications are due September 15th; for fall, applications are due February 15th.

    These requirements must be met to be eligible for student teaching.

    Elementary Inclusive & Early Childhood Secondary/ K-12 Education Requirements

    Admission and retention in Teacher Education Program (SARTE)

    Cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher

    C- or higher in each education core course

    Completion of all education core courses

    Completion of all courses required for the major

    Application for student teaching before deadline (Feb. 15 for fall;Sept. 15 for spring)

    Attend Student Teaching Orientation

    Purchase Liability Insurance

    Submit to MSUM or placement school background screening. MSUM or the placement school has the right to reject a student teaching placement based on the results of the background screening.

    Admission and retention in Teacher Education Program (SARTE)

    Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher

    C- or higher in each education core course

    Completion of all education core courses

    Completion of all courses required for the major

    Application for student teaching before deadline (Feb. 15 for fall;Sept. 15 for spring)

    Complete the student teaching orientation module

    Purchase Liability Insurance

    Submit to MSUM or placement school background screening. MSUM or the placement school has the right to reject a student teaching placement based on the results of the background screening.

    Options Available to Student Teachers

    Aldine, Texas

    Aldine, Texas is 15 miles north of Houston. Preschool-Grade 12 options
    This is a very diverse school district, and has been recognized nationally for student achievement and academic performance. Learn more about the Aldine School District

    Student Teaching Abroad

    We have several sites available for student teaching abroad: Switzerland, Austria, South Africa, Australia, Norway and Greece. Please contact Dr. Lynn Mahlum if you are interested in learning more about Student Teaching Abroad.

    Local Surrounding Area Placement

    There are three options available to students who wish to stay near the Fargo-Moorhead area:

    Zone 1 - Placement in the communities of Fargo, Moorhead, West Fargo, Dilworth, Glyndon, Hawley, Barnesville, and Casselton (within 25 miles of MSUM)

    Zone 2 - Placements are within 50 miles of MSUM and include the communities of Kindred/Davenport, Halstad/Hendrum, Lake Park/Audubon, Arthur/Hunter, Detroit Lakes, Rothsay, Pelican Rapids, and Abercrombie. These communities allow student teachers the chance to work in smaller schools with good opportunities to get to know both staff and administration.

    Zone 3 - Schools are located in Fergus Falls, Ulen/Hitterdal, Frazee, Perham, Waubun, Mahnomen, Crookston, Breckenridge, Fertile, Ada, and Wahpeton (all within 70 miles). If you live outside of the FM area and are near one of these communities, consider a Zone 3 placement.