Placement Process

Elementary and secondary student-teaching placements are available in private or public schools. Specific assignments are made after consultation with the Director of Student Teaching who makes all contacts and arrangements with the schools.

The placement interview with prospective student teachers and admission to the student teaching program take place at least one semester before student teaching begins, though preferably in February of the preceding year. It is the student's responsibility to make contacts with the Director of Student Teaching and cooperate in the placement process during this placement semester.

A pre-student-teaching visit to the school is required before placement is finalized. If the school personnel do not accept the student, the Director of Student Teaching will make a maximum of two additional attempts to place the student at other schools.

Student Teacher will be placed within a one-hour radius of Andrews University. Exceptions will be made on a case by case basis. Any additional cost for supervision will be borne by the student.

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