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Curriculum and Instruction: Student Teaching Information

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.

Application process:

The student teaching application will become available on the dates listed below in TK20.

Application available Application deadline
Anticipating student teaching fall 2016 Nov. 1 Feb. 14
Anticipating student teaching spring 2017 May 6 Sept. 12


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

Quarter 1 Orientation and EDU 430 first class meeting Fall 2016
Thursday, Sept. 1, and Friday, Sept. 2, 2016
8:45 am  to 3:00 pm (Thursday) and 8:15 am to 12:30 pm (Friday)
Sheldon Hall Ballroom

Quarter 2 Orientation and EDU 430 second class meeting Fall 2016
Friday, October 21, 2016
8:45 am - 3 pm
Sheldon Hall Ballroom

Quarter 3 Orientation and EDU 430 and EDU530 first class meeting Spring 2016
Thursday, Jan. 19, and Friday, Jan. 20, 2017
8:45 am to 3:00 pm (Thursday) and 8:30 am to 12:30 pm (Friday)
Location: TBA

Quarter 4 Orientation and EDU 430 EDU 530 first class meeting Spring 2017
March 17, 2017
8:45 am to 3:00 pm
Location: TBA

2016-2017 academic year dates for student teaching:

  • Quarter 1 : Sept. 6 - Oct. 20, 2016
  • Quarter 2 : Oct. 24 - Dec. 15, 2016
  • Quarter 3 : Jan. 23 - March 16, 2017
  • Quarter 4 : March 20 - May 11, 2017

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