Curriculum and Instruction Student Teaching

For undergraduate CED and ADO C&I majors, candidates will participate in two, full-time, seven-week placements over the course of a semester. For MST CED and TESOL candidates, they will continue to follow their clinically rich programs. 

Registration and Tk20 Application

The semester prior to student teaching, applicants must register for student teaching through myOswego the same way you register for all classes. You must also submit a student teaching application through Tk20, including a cover letter and resume.

Tk20 Application Deadlines

What Tk20 application should you complete?  You will receive that direction from your faculty advisor or the Field Placement Office.  Please feel free to call the Clinical Practice and Partnerships Office with questions about the application process.

Undergrad CED and ADO Application Available Application Deadline
Fall Student Teaching  November 1 February 14
Spring Student Teaching May 6 September 12
Fall/Spring Residency February 1 March 1
Fall/Spring Residency June 1 July 15
Fall Student Teaching March 1 May 1
Spring Student Teaching October 1 December 1
Fall Student Teaching March 15 May 1
Spring Student Teaching  October 15 December 1

2022 - 2023 Quarter Dates
Q1: September 6-October 13
Q2: October 17-December 8
Q3: January 23-March 16
Q4: March 20-May 11

Before submitting your resume and cover letter in TK20 we suggest proofreading your application materials thoroughly. These documents provide a first impression of your professionalism and potential. In the past, some applicants have been rejected due to grammar and spelling errors. It is also strongly encouraged that you visit Career Services in 145 Marano Campus Center to review both your cover letter and resume

Please be mindful of all your social media accounts, be certain that if a prospective host teacher is searching you, they only find evidence of your professionalism.

Changing Information

Any changes in your contact information, including name, address, phone number or email address, need to be reported. Keep us up to date on any changes to your program or your academic status. Please notify the Clinical Practice and Partnerships Office about any changes immediately, either by email ( or by phone 315.312.3098.


Student Teaching Orientation is mandatory for all student teaching candidates. Candidates should read and be familiar with the student teaching handbook prior to orientation.

Visit the C&I Student Teaching Resources page for key information, dates, resources, and documents needed to guide you through the student teaching experiences. 


Student teaching candidates are to follow the vacation/holiday schedule of the district that they are student teaching in, not the SUNY Oswego vacation/holiday schedule.