Field Placement Office

Student Teaching

To be eligible for New York State certification, all candidates registered in a teacher education program are required to student teach and/or complete an internship under a college supervisor who works cooperatively with a cooperating teacher to assist candidates in developing the needed teaching skills, knowledge, and dispositions.  The Field Placement Office works closely with Curriculum & Instruction, the Technology Education, and the Vocational Teacher Preparation departments to arrange student teaching placements for all teacher candidates.  The configuration and placement procedures for student teaching placements vary depending upon your program.

Student Teaching Information

Curriculum and Instruction

2014-2015 Academic Year Dates for Student Teaching

Quarter 1:  September 2 - October 16, 2014
Quarter 2:  October 20 - December 11, 2014
Quarter 3:  January 26 - March 19, 2015
Quarter 4:  March 23 - May 14, 2015 
                  NOTE - Student teaching candidates follow the vacation/holiday schedule of the district they are student teaching in, not the SUNY Oswego vacation/holiday schedule. 

Spring 2015  Student Teacher Orientation

All C & I Adolescence, Childhood, and TESOL Education graduate and undergraduate candidates who will student teach during the Spring 2015 semester must attend the mandatory Student Teacher Orientation Meeting. Prior to the Orientation Meeting, please read the Student Teaching Handbook.  

Quarter 3 Orientation & EDU 430 1st Class Meeting
Thursday, January 22, 2015  (Snow Date Friday, January 23, 2015)
8:45 AM - 3:00 PM
Sheldon Hall Ballroom

Quarter 4 Orientation & EDU 430 2nd Class Meeting
Friday, March 20, 2015
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sheldon Hall Ballroom

Student Teaching Application Availability and Deadlines

Application only available in TK20 Available   Deadline
Anticipating Fall Student Teaching Nov. 1st Feb. 14th
Anticipating Spring Student Teaching   May 6th Sept. 12th

Tk20 Student Teaching Application Guide Sheet

Technology Education

2014-2015 Academic Year Dates for Student Teaching

Quarter 1:  September 2-October 16, 2014
Quarter 2:  October 20-December 11, 2014
Quarter 3:  January 26-March 19, 2015
Quarter 4:  March 23-May 14, 2015

Spring 2015  (Quarter 3 and Quarter 4) Student Teacher Orientation

All Technology Education candidates will sign-up for Student Teaching Experiences during the following course:

  • TED 306 - Methods of Teaching Technology Education

Vocational Teacher Preparation

2014-2015 Academic Year Dates for Student Teaching

Fall:  September 2-December 19, 2014
Spring: January 26-May 22, 2015


The Field Placement Office will only accept completed applications.  Applications received after the published deadline will be deferred to the following semester. 

Persons with disabilities who need accommodations should contact the Disability Services Office.  Please also notify the Field Placement Office in writing; submit documentation with application.