The following criteria are requirements for admission to student teaching:
- All university and school admissions requirements met
Online OCU Student Teaching Application (78.9 KB | PDF)
This application may be downloaded and printed, completed digitally and printed, or completed digitally and emailed to Lou Clark at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Application for admission to student teaching completed
- Student has a minimum GPA of 2.50 in the General Education core
- Elementary Education candidates have completed Education 213 (Developmental Psychology), and at least three methods courses
Secondary Education candidates have completed the following:
- Education 213 (Developmental Psychology)
- Education 330 (Middle/Secondary Schools Reading Problems & Remediation)
- Education 345 (Teaching Strategies in Secondary Content Areas)
- Education 295 (Differentiated Instruction)
- Praxis II and other required DPS tests are successfully completed
Portfolio defense complete
Candidates have access to the types of questions that will be addressed in the portfolio defense. If the defense is not successful, the candidate may petition for a second defense by directing a letter of request to the Dean of the School of Education. The Dean of the School of Education will rule on these requests in a timely manner.
Interview with faculty committee complete
The faculty interview team is composed of the Director of Field Experiences, the candidate's faculty advisor, and a current member of the faculty who has experience at the developmental level at which the student will be student teaching. The candidate may request a change in the composition of the faculty interview team. The Dean of the School of Education will rule on these requests in a timely manner.
- Recommendations by a minimum of two faculty members
- Minimum of 96 hours completed toward a 128-hour degree program
- Student teaching completed under Oakland City University supervision (required in order for the student to be recommended by OCU for a teaching license)
School of Education faculty members believe that a candidate must be competent in all areas to begin a successful student teaching experience. Therefore, a candidate is denied admission to student teaching if any of the above conditions are not met.