SUU Student Teaching

Student Teaching

The student teacher experience gives teacher-education students a taste of what it’s really like to be a teacher.

The experience you acquire during your student teaching lets you hone the theoretical skills that you learned during your teacher training, and helps you prepare for your professional teaching career. You will be paired with a master, mentor teacher who will work with you, co-teach with you, and then turn the class over to you to teach.

Student teaching is a college-supervised experience that is all day, every school day for one semester (Fall or Spring). It takes place your final semester here at SUU that leads to both your SUU degree and your Utah State Board of Education (USBE) license.

Students accepted to COEHD after January 1, 2020, will need to take and pass a teacher performance assessment during their student teaching semester before recommended for licensure. This assessment will replace the teacher work sample and students will be prepared during courses and required class workshops.

Please be aware of the following policies: 

  • SUU does not provide out-of-state placement for Student Teaching.
  • Spring Semester 2021: All students will be required to complete the PPAT (Praxis Performance Assessment for Teachers) and submit officially to ETS OR unofficially to their Education Supervisor. 
  • Starting Fall Semester 2021: All students will be required to complete the PPAT and submit officially to ETS. (Secondary Ed. will no longer be required to take the Praxis II for their major, only if completing a minor.)

PPAT Resources

Teaching Opportunities

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The Neurobehavioral Center For Growth is offering a job opportunity.

Virtual Job fair for Teachers happening April 29 from 12- 4 PM ct.

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