Your road to obtaining Initial Teacher Licensure at Saint Michael’s includes conducting a Practicum, commonly referred to as Student Teaching. As a Student Teacher, you will obtain real life experience as you assume the full roles and responsibilities of a licensed teacher.
This stage of the Graduate Education program is completed while concurrently taking the Student Teaching Seminar. In addition, this is the time in your program where your portfolio is finalized.
You must apply for your Practicum during the month of February a year in advance of your desired start date. For example, if you plan on doing your Practicum in the spring term of 2015, you need to apply for student teaching in February 2014. You are placed in a school with careful consideration of the area in which you are being licensed.