Student Teaching Resources
Welcome to Student Teaching
In order to be admitted to student teaching, students must
1) have been granted admission to the Teacher Education,
2) file a formal application in Teacher Education Services two semesters prior to the term in which student teaching is desired. (Applications are distributed at scheduled student teaching orientations only.),
3) have minimum 2.75 GPA’s in major/areas, professional education, and overall,
4) have demonstrated teaching ability in field and clinical situations,
5) document completion of 200 or more field hours (beginning 9/1/2013), and
6) have been successfully reviewed by the Admission to Teacher Education Committee of their college.
In order to begin student teaching, students must
1) have senior, post-bac, or graduate status and have completed all major courses and specialty areas;
2) have been admitted to Teacher Education prior to the student teaching interview;
3) have completed all required professional teacher education courses (EDU 103, EDP 260,
EDU 303, SED 300 and EDU 403, etc. – see specific requirements by major or area) with a
minimum 2.75 GPA;
4) file a valid and current medical examination, which includes a TB test (to begin student teaching
within six months of exam);
5) obtain a criminal records background check;
6) maintain a minimum 2.75 in major(s) or area; and
7) have supplied TES with any other required information (transcripts, undergrad course exception
General Requirements for Kentucky Certification
Any person who wishes to be recommended by MSU for an initial Kentucky teaching certificate must have
1) successfully completed an approved teacher education program including student teaching;
2) filed an application for certification (CA-1) with Teacher Education Services at MSU;
3) obtained at least minimal scores required on PRAXIS specialty area tests and the appropriate Principles of Learning and Teaching Test (PLT);
4) completed all applicable computer literacy and applications requirements; and
5) earned a bachelor’s degree.
In addition, in Kentucky, full certification requires the completion of the Kentucky Teacher Internship Program. To be recommended for certification in other states, all Kentucky requirements must be met.
NOTE: Requirements for teacher certification are established by the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board Students. Students are cautioned that changes in these requirements may occur after publication of the current Murray State University Bulletin. For the most current information, students should check with an advisor in one of the departments in the College of Education.
Click on the links below for more information:
- Cooperating Teacher Handbook
- Co-teaching Online Training
- Professional Development Opportunities by MSU College of Education