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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 availableApplication deadline
Anticipating student teaching fall 2016Nov. 1Feb. 14
Anticipating student teaching spring 2016May 6Sept. 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 2015
Thursday, Sept. 3, and Friday, Sept. 4, 2015
9:30 am  to 3:00 pm (Thursday) and 8:30 am to 12:30 pm (Friday)
Sheldon Hall Ballroom

Quarter 2 Orientation and EDU 430 second class meeting fall 2015
Friday, October 23, 2015
8:45 am - 3 pm
Sheldon Hall Ballroom

Quarter 3 Orientation and EDU 430 first class meeting spring 2016
Thursday, Jan. 21, and Friday, Jan. 22, 2016
9:30 am to 3:00 pm (Thursday) and 8:30 am to 12:30 pm (Friday)
Sheldon Hall Ballroom

Quarter 4 Orientation and EDU 430 first class meeting spring 2016
March 18, 2016
8:45 am to 3:00 pm
Sheldon Hall Ballroom

2015-2016 academic year dates for student teaching:

  • Quarter 1 : Sept. 8 - Oct. 22, 2015
  • Quarter 2 : Oct. 26 - Dec. 10, 2015
  • Quarter 3 : Jan. 25 - March 17, 2016
  • Quarter 4 : March 21 - May 12, 2016

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