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 program. 

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 Field Placement Office with questions about the application process.

Undergrad CED and ADO Application Available Application Deadline
Anticipating Student Teaching Fall November 1 February 14
Anticipating Student Teaching Spring May 6 September 12
Anticipating Student Teaching Fall February 1 March 1
Anticipating Student Teaching Spring (only if updates or revisions are needed) October 1 November 2
Anticipating Student Teaching Fall June 1 July 1
Anticipating Student Teaching Spring (only if updates or revisions are needed) September 18 October 18
Anticipating Student Teaching Fall March 1 May 1
Anticipating Student Teaching Spring October 1 December 1
Anticipating Student Teaching Fall March 15 May 1
Anticipating Student Teaching Spring October 15 December 1

Quarter Dates
Q1: Sept. 3 - Oct. 22
Q2: Oct. 23 - Dec. 10
Q3: Jan. 25 - March 18
Q4: March 22 - May 13

Before submitting your resume and cover letter in TK20 we suggest proof reading 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 Field Placement 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.