Welcome to the Office of Student Teaching (OST)
The clinical work of student teaching and other course related field experiences have long been recognized as the essential component to the preparation of teachers as it serves as the crucial link between formal preparation and full-time independent teaching. This web page is intended to be a resource for individuals applying to student teach, those currently engaged in the student teaching semester, and those individuals who support this important work: cooperating teachers, university supervisors and K-12 school districts.
It is our goal to serve CCSU’s teacher candidates by collaborating with the K-12 school communities in the placement of CCSU student teachers.
The OST mission supports the mission of the School of Education and Professional Studies in the preparation of professionals for the early childhood, elementary, secondary, special education, and K-12 settings. In order to accomplish this mission, the OST must work collaboratively with CCSU faculty/departments to ensure that Teacher Candidates are prepared to:
- Serve in the region, the state, and the nation.
- Apply principles of learning and assessment through a variety of technologies to guide our own best practice and that of practitioner in the professions.
- Develop knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary for professional practice and community service through learning experiences that are rich in diversity of perspectives, values, attitudes, and beliefs and that are enhanced by active reflection.
In addition, guided by the purpose of preparing leaders for service in diverse communities the OST must work closely with state-wide school districts as well as the State Department of Education to secure appropriate placements for Teacher Candidates to put theory into practice in a classroom setting.
The OST is proud of its longstanding commitment in serving both CCSU teacher candidates as well as public school communities. If, at any time, the OST can assist you, I encourage you to contact our office.
Interim Director, Office of Student Teaching and Field Experiences
FALL 2014 STUDENT TEACHERS
A mandatory student teacher orientation will be held on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 3:30 - 6:00 p.m. in the Constitution Room. Please be sure to attend!
STUDENT TEACHING APPLICATION DEADLINES
FEBRUARY 15 - FALL SEMESTER
SEPTEMBER 15 - SPRING SEMESTER
2014 UPCOMING EVENTS
Wednesday August 20th (9-10:15) in HB 330
Friday August 20th (9-10:15) in HB 222: For those who missed the 1st date
New Supervisor Orientation
Wednesday August 20th (10:15-11:15) in HB 330
All Student Teacher Orientation
Tuesday August 29th (3:30-6:00) in Constitution
Cooperating Teacher Conversation
Thursday September 4th (4-5:15) in Connecticut Room
Lunch & Learn
*for supervisors only
Student Teaching Wrap-Up
(All Student Teachers)
Wednesday December 10, 2014 (2-4) in Constitution