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If a student fails to meet any of the criteria for approval into the student teaching program, they have a right to appeal to the Associate Dean of the College of Education. A student must fill out a formal student teaching appeal form and submit it to email@example.com. Follow this link for the appeal form. Student appeals are due at the time of application for student teaching, or immediately following failure to maintain the standards for student teaching after initial approval for a placement. No appeals will be accepted to enroll in EX390 concurrent with student teaching.
Application system will open at a later date.
1. St. Louis Zone: A 30-mile radius from the Interstate 270/255 bridge to Illinois
(includes Belleville, Collinsville, and Edwardsville) •
2. Farmington Zone: A 30-mile radius from Farmington High School •
3. Cape Girardeau Zone: A 30-mile radius from the Cape Girardeau campus (includes Anna and Cobden) •
4. Sikeston Zone: A 30-mile radius from the Sikeston campus, with the Mississippi River as the eastern boundary •
5. Kennett Zone: A 30-mile radius from the Kennett campus, including Paragould and Blytheville •
6. Poplar Bluff Zone: A 30-mile radius from Poplar Bluff High School •
This is an opportunity to introduce yourself and provide some information that might help the administrator or teacher who is reading it make a decision. If it is poorly written, this may be the only document that is read. You need to sell yourself here. Also, this is where you can provide some context for potentially damaging details (e.g. that low-GPA semester during which you had mono.) Limit to 1 page. (example)
Philosophy of Education. Describe your philosophy of education. Consider having the Center for Writing Excellence (Kent Library, Room 412) review this for you, since it will be sent to schools with the rest of your application packet. Limit to 1 page. (example)
Scan all three letters into one PDF document and upload it
Must pass all required MOCA exams by deadline given under “Important Dates”.
No. You will take EF400, but that is the only class students are to take during student teaching.
Yes. Just know that student teaching is a full time job in itself. We do not recommend working during this experience.
No. The Office of Field and Clinical is the only office who is to contact the school districts for field placement.
No. You are a student of the university during this experience, not an employee of the district. If your mentor teacher cannot be at school, the district should get a substitute for the classroom.