What is student teaching? | Kent State University

What is student teaching?

Student teaching is considered the culminating experience in a candidate's teacher education program. Candidates are provided opportunities to observe teachers, to apply educational theory, to demonstrate their disposition for teaching and to practice the knowledge and skills deemed essential for effective, professional practice within a supportive learning environment for all children.

Teacher candidates are as interns in their school settings under the auspices of the school administrators and cooperating teachers. This experience is further facilitated by a university supervisor. Candidates are responsible for providing their own transportation.