EDUC 481 Student Teaching in the Secondary 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 university supervisor.
Student-teacher placement is done in cooperation with school districts, and, because it is a shared decision, placement is not guaranteed.
Prerequisites: EDUC 365, 367, 476, and passing scores on the WEST-E; 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!
Handbooks and appendices are now available through D2L contact the professor of record for secondary student teaching, Debbie Muthersbaugh, for login information.