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.)

Professional Development Events

  • Date/Time: Tuesday, February 9th, 4:00 pm-5:30 pm
  • Description: Students will visit with a panel of school/district representatives for a Q&A where they will learn how to best prepare for teaching jobs and the world of teaching. Students will also participate in a speed introduction event during which they can learn more about each school/district attending the SUU Teacher Fair the following day.
  • Who: All students interested in or preparing for a teaching career.
  • Students can find more information about this event on Handshake at including the Zoom link we will be using that day.

• Date/Time: Wednesday, February 10th, 4:00 pm-7:00 pm

• Description: Students have the opportunity to interview and network with 30 regional schools/districts that are specifically recruiting SUU students.

• Who: Students who are in the block, students teaching, or alumni.

• Students/alumni can sign up for interviews in Google Docs

• Students/alumni can find more information about this event on Handshakeincluding the Zoom link we will be using that day.

SUU Virtual Career & Internship Fair: All Majors + Public Lands + Power & Energy” is coming up on Wednesday, February 17 from 2pm-7pm!

We are excited to be partnering with the Intergovernmental Internship Cooperative again for this fair, as well as the Governor’s Office of Energy Development. This fair is for students and alumni seeking a full-time job, internship, or summer job. Because this virtual event is different from past fairs, students MUST sign up for sessions. No session sign up = no meeting employers. Students may still be able to register for group and 1:1 sessions the day of the fair, but there are no drop-in options. To sign up, students can visit SUU Portal → Resources → Handshake → Events, or directly click this link.

We currently have over 40 employers signed up to attend the fair. The employers that are bolded below will be hiring education students.

  • Freedom Preparatory Academy
  • International Language Programs
  • Peace Corps
  • University Preparatory Schools
  • Bering Strait School District

Additionally, the Career Center will also host a Virtual Career Fair Prep Event via Zoom on February 11 from 5:30pm - 6:30pm. The purpose of this event is to help students learn the tips and skills they need to succeed at the Career Fair. The Virtual Career Fair Prep Event is listed on the Career Center calendar and in Handshake. Click here to see details (Zoom link, etc.) on Handshake.

Contact the SUU Career Center (Sharwan Smith Student Center 204) if you need additional information.

• Date/Time: Thursday, February 18th, 4:30 pm-6 pm

Description: Students will receive tips on navigating a virtual fair, participate in a Q&A with district/school representatives, and network with school recruiters.

• Students can register for the event through BYU

More information about this event can be found at

• Date/Time: Thursday, February 25th, 3 pm-6 pm

• Description: Students will network with schools and districts from across the nation.

• Students can register in Handshake

• More information about is event can be found at