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Student Teaching


Finally, you are ready to Student Teach…or are you?

Have you…

  • been formally admitted to the Maryville University teacher education program?
  • earned a 3.0 minimum GPA on all Education Courses with no grade below a “C-”?
  • earned a 3.0 minimum GPA on content courses (Art & Middle School)?
  • maintained a 2.7 minimum cumulative GPA?
  • passed all subsections of the CBASE exam?
  • completed a pre-student teaching portfolio review with ratings of “3″ or better on the rubric?
  • taken the Praxis II exam in the semester prior to student teaching?

If you answered “yes” to all of the above you are well on your way to student teaching!  If not, you have some work to do – contact your advisor right away to get on track.

Dates and Deadlines

  • February 1 of the year before student teaching:
    Turn in your completed Student Teaching Application form to the School of Education office in Gander 243.
  • February 28 of the year before student teaching:
    Complete your Student Teaching Personal Data Form.  Email your completed form to Penny Greene, Coordinator of Clinical Experiences:  pgreene@maryville.edu
  • March 15 of the year before student teaching:
    Contact your advisor after this date to discuss your transcript review and make sure that you are on track for student teaching and program completion.
  • May of the year before student teaching:
    You will be receiving your placement confirmation some time during the summer. When you do, contact your cooperating teacher to discuss your placement and make arrangements for beginning during his/her pre-planning in August. Read the entire Student Teaching Handbook to familiarize yourself with requirements and procedures for student teaching.
  • August of your student teaching year:
    Keep the entire month of August open on your calendar until you know the start date for your student teaching or August Experience.  You will begin working with your cooperating teacher during their pre-planning for the school year.  If you are a Fall student teacher you will spend this time and the entire semestser working in the classroom.  If you are a Spring student teacher you will work with your cooperating teacher during pre-planning and also through the first one to two weeks the students are in the classroom (August Experience) and then you will return to the classroom for your formal student teaching in January.  Please note that there will be a mandatory student teaching/cooperating teacher workshop in August/September.  You will be notified of this date when you receive your placement details.
  • Early in your student teaching semester:
    Register with the state for certification at this link:  https://k12apps.dese.mo.gov/webLogin/login.aspx .  Here you will create your online DESE Profile.  Begin work on your MoREAP application process.
  • February-March of your student teaching year:
    Sign up for, submit resumes, and attend the Teacher Career Day at Maryville University.

Praxis II Exam FAQs

When do I take the Praxis II exam?

It depends on the semester in which you will student teach.

  • Fall Semester:  Take the exam no later than June before you student teach.
  • Spring Semester:  Take it no later than the fall semester before you student teach.

Which Praxis II exam do I take?  How do I register?

You will take the Praxis II exam in your content area.

  • Codes to know:   R7625 Missouri DESE; RA6399 Maryville University
  • Register on-line at www.ets.org/praxis this website will answer all of your questions regarding location & cost of the exam. The specific ETS URL for listing Missouri’s Exit Assessments is:  www.ets.org/praxis/mo.

How do I prepare for the Praxis II?

Go to www.ets.org/praxis/taag to see the Tests at a Glance for your content area. Preparation materials, tips, study plans, and FAQs are available at  http://www.ets.org/praxis/prepare/materials. Additional test preparation materials can be purchased at the ETS Store.

What is the actual test number of the Praxis II that I need to take for certification?

Your specific Praxis II exam for your area of certification can be found on the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education website.  View the most up-to-date listing. Many of the exams are now offered in the computer-based format.

How do I get a copy of my Praxis II score?

Praxis II Score Reports are emailed directly to you in a PDF file.  You should immediately download and save the score report.  The reports are available for 1 year only.  After that time, an additional fee will be charged per report.  ETS maintains test records for a period of 10 years.  It is important for you to take care of your test report(s) and other professional certification documentation.  When registering for each test, please be sure to include the Maryville University code (listed above) so we will receive a copy of your score report.

What else is available to help me prepare for the Praxis II?

You should prepare carefully before taking your Praxis II exam. The University Library may have some resources, or consider the following:

  • The ETS website has short Tests at a Glance that can be taken online
  • The ETS website also offers study guides that you can purchase for many areas of the Praxis II.
  • If you can’t find a study guide for your area, please see an education advisor in your content area department for suggestions.

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