Student teaching is the culminating experience in one's teacher preparation that provides scaffolded opportunities under the guidance of a mentor teacher and university supervisor, leading to teacher certification.

In order to be eligible for student teaching, prospective student teachers must be of good moral character, have suitable personality traits, aptitude for teaching and good physical and mental health. Student must also have the required clearances on file in the CEHHS Office of Students Success and have submitted a complete Student Teaching Application Packet.

Required Documentation for Student Teaching

Failure to complete and submit the Student Teaching Application Packet and required clearances could result in the delay of student teaching. Please click on the links below to access forms and registration pages where needed.

  • TB Test

    A TB test can be performed by your primary care physician. The provided document can be used or a signed record from your doctors office will also be accepted.  TB tests are valid for 3 years and must not expire before or during your semester of student teaching.

    Criminal Background Check

    Students must have both State and FBI clearances on file.

    Bloodborne Pathogens and Infectious Diseases Training

    This training and quiz can only be completed at the Curriculum Knowledge Center (CKC) in FCS 267, 313-593-5329. 

    CPR & First Aid Certification 

    This certification is valid for 2 yrs and must not expire before or during the semester of student teaching. 

    Evaluation of Oral Expression 

    This form is to be completed by a professor in a course in which you are making a presentation to assess your oral expressions skills (does not apply to MAT students).

    Video Recording Consent Form

    Students in education practicums may be required to record themselves in the classroom during practicum experiences, student teaching, and other classes with a field placement requirement. These recordings will be used to provide feedback and help students develop as educators. 

    Michigan Test for Teacher Certification Exams

    All candidates must receive passing scores on the ACT/SAT/PRE prior to student teaching.

    • Students in Elementary Education programs must pass the MTTC Elementary Education exam prior to student teaching
    • Students in Secondary Education programs must pass the MTTC subject area exam for each area in which they are to be certified prior to student teaching
      • Students who have taken their teaching minor MTTC Subject exam at least once but have not passed are eligible to complete a Minor Test Exception Request.


  • Student Teaching Application

    This application is what is sent to local districts who are looking for student teachers. Students should think of this form like a cover letter and resume. Academic Advisors are available to help students develop their applications.

    Pre-Student Teaching Advising Audit

    Students should schedule an appointment with an Academic Advisor to complete this form.  Students should complete the form to the fullest extent possible and then email it to the advisor they are scheduled to meet with prior to the appointment.

    Moral Turpitude

    Signing this form confirms that you, the student, acknowledge the professional dispositions expected of those in the profession of teaching.

    Statement of Understanding

    Signing this form confirms that you, the student, understand the requirements of student teaching and will abide by the policies layed out in the Student Teaching Handbook.

    Student Teaching Correspondence Form

    This form is utilized to identify possible placements for you. The Field Placement Office takes into account your previous placements and your home address when placing you for Student Teaching. Students should have a well-rounded experience in a variety of settings upon completion of their Teacher Certification program.

    LD Student Teaching Correspondence Form

    This form is specific to students in the Learning Disabilities program. This form should be completed prior to the semester of LD Student Teaching.

Utilizing MBox to Summit Required Documentation for CEHHS Programs

MBox is an electronic document sharing and filing tool provided by the University of Michigan-Dearborn to all students, faculty, and staff.  The College of Education, Health, and Human Services (CEHHS) is utilizing this tool to streamline the process of collecting required clearances for field experiences. Please watch the video below for instructions on how to utilize MBox. If you have not received an invitation to your personal MBox from CEHHS, please contact Amanda McBride at or 313-593-5090.

Application Meeting Schedules

To be eligible for student teaching, students must attend an Application Meeting at which the requirements and eligibility for student teaching are discussed.

  • Application meetings for fall student teaching will be held in the previous September.
  • Application meetings for winter student teaching will be held in the previous March.

Failing to attend an application meeting could result in waiting until the next application period.

Announcements for the application meetings are emailed to students, posted throughout the College of Education, Health, and Human Services, and are available below.


Date Time Location
Monday, September 25, 2017 9:00-10:30a FCS 268
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 10:00-11:30 FCS 272
Thursday, September 28, 2017 9:00-10:30a FCS 272
Thursday, September 28, 2017 4:30-6:00p FCS 272