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Student Teaching

Successful completion of student teaching is required for certification by Albright College and the Pennsylvania Department of Education. During the professional semester at Albright College, each education student is assigned two placements of student teaching to complete 12 weeks of Student Teaching in a classroom setting. Student teaching assignments are secured by Albright's director of field experiences in cooperation with Pre-K - 12 school districts in Berks County and surrounding areas. During this time the students are mentored by a college supervisor and the classroom teachers as they develop their professional teaching skills.

Student Teachers must also complete a professional seminar course during their student teaching assignment.

Admission to the professional semester of student teaching begins with an electronic application, completed and submitted, to Michael Hipple, Director of Field Placement. The application process also includes applying for all background clearances. All the required directions and forms are listed below as well as the link to the PDE website where background clearance information can be found.