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Student teaching question

Seeing some recent posts on my dash, I am curious to know:

1. How long is/was your entire student teaching experience?

2. How many weeks is/was your lead teaching or full take-over (aka planning and executing all lessons in place of your mentor teacher)?

My university’s requriements are notoriously intense and student teaching is a required fifth year post-graduation certification program. I have been with the same class since school started in September and I am currently in my 10 week lead teaching window, where I plan and teach everything for the entire day. Last semester, I was responsible for two lead weeks of math and language arts around October and took over planning and teaching one subject of my choice (social studies) after that ended. In addition, I was often asked to jump in and teach my mentors’ plans in other subjects throughout that first semester, even in the very first days.

EDIT: Others have mentioned it, and I neglected to include that I am also taking two graduate courses per semester.

I realize how much it can vary between elementary and secondary, and even more so between different colleges, so what is/was your commitment level like?

  1. katy-mylady said: 1st placement: 5 month field experience, 4 week student teaching. 2nd placement: 8 week student teaching. Both were with a full time graduate course-load - 4 classes each semester.
  2. enchanting--minds reblogged this from probabilitiesofcircumstance and added:
    1. My student teaching is one full semester. 7-8 weeks at one placement (either middle or high school) and 7-8 weeks at...
  3. arielmarie reblogged this from edukaition and added:
    Just for reference, I did my undergraduate student teaching last year—3rd grade in MA. My student teaching experience...
  4. sensei-ni-naritai reblogged this from edukaition and added:
    For my M.Ed. we did observations every semester with the exception of summer (yes we were required to take summer...
  5. watchallisonteach reblogged this from edukaition and added:
    1. My student teaching experience was officially 16 weeks, but I did 17 weeks because I started a week early, when my...
  6. seekelslearn reblogged this from edukaition and added:
    I am double majoring in early childhood and elementary education with a concentration (basically a minor) in...
  7. tunedintoteaching reblogged this from edukaition and added:
    I’m glad you posted these questions. It is interesting for me to see what are the student teaching requirements at...
  8. mrsjdr reblogged this from thinkbrit
  9. elviajedelaesperanza reblogged this from edukaition and added:
    1. My experience is 10 weeks long, at just one location. 2. We are required to have at least 2 weeks of full time...
  10. nerd-in-a-tiara reblogged this from ambedu and added:
    My University’s program is a full year student teaching/professional year Beginning Placement: August- November - Just...
  11. amiteachingyet reblogged this from edukaition and added:
    First off, wow. I think that will be a great help to you when you get a teaching job. I am a big proponent of long times...
  12. adventuresinemmaland reblogged this from edukaition and added:
    1. My student teaching experience is in a PDS (Professional Development School) program and got me into the classroom...
  13. thinkbrit reblogged this from mrsjdr and added:
    ^ What she said, except reverse. My amazing part of the year was at the end of the year. We swapped classrooms in the...
  14. mandatedreporter reblogged this from probabilitiesofcircumstance and added:
    For me, Student Teaching is one semester, split into two placements. For each placement I have 1 solo-week (5 days) but...
  15. mb24jg reblogged this from edukaition and added:
    I had practicum experiences during at least 4 semesters (elem - high school) during my undergrad prior to student...
  16. saravee reblogged this from iamlittlei and added:
    That sounds somewhat similar to what I did. I completed an intensive, year-long certification program for people who...
  17. noceuryouth reblogged this from iamlittlei and added:
    I did a Grad. Dip. of Education (I live in Australia). We had two teaching rounds in the one year it went for: the first...
  18. probabilitiesofcircumstance reblogged this from edukaition and added:
    I’m in a graduate program for my MAT and certification, so my experiences are probably a lot different than most student...
  19. iamlittlei reblogged this from edukaition and added:
    I also had an intense, year-long, post-graduation student teaching experience (with concurrent full time masters...
  20. christinamused reblogged this from edukaition and added:
    I student taught for a 16-week semester. For the first week or two, I co-taught with my cooperating teacher. Then I took...
  21. teacherousroadsahead reblogged this from edukaition and added:
    1. 14 weeks long 2. This can vary based on the cooperating teacher and the student teacher. I fully took over in Week 3,...
  22. ambedu reblogged this from edukaition and added:
    A full semester. Since my certification is 1-8, half is at a middle school, half in elementary. I am required to have at...
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