Elementary Student Teaching

EDUC 480 Student Teaching in the Elementary School gives the senior education student the opportunity to apply teaching theory in the classroom and fully participate in a teaching situation under the supervision of an experienced teacher.

Conferences are conducted with the student teacher, the cooperating teacher and the supervisor.

Students enrolled in student teaching may not concurrently register for other courses during their student teacher quarter without written permission from the School of Education and Psychology dean.

Student-teacher placement is done in cooperation with school districts, and, because it is a shared decision, placement is not guaranteed.

Prerequisites: EDUC 360, 373, 405, 476; a current fingerprint background check clearance; and permission of the School of Education and Psychology.

The Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA) was adopted by the State of Washington as the tool to assess teacher candidates before they are granted their Teacher Certification.  It is to your best interest to familiarize yourself with the TPA handbooks, templates, and rubrics as soon as possible in your teacher preparation.  To see and download TPA materials, go to:  


Access to the TPA handbooks, templates, and rubrics is password protected.  We cannot publish the username and password, but please ask education staff/faculty and they will share the username and password with you!

Handbook and all appendices are now available through D2L. Ask your teacher of record, Tamara Randolph, for access information.

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Last update on March 15, 2012