Early Childhood (EC)-6, Middle Grades (4-8), & Secondary (8-12)

Junior II students in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture observe and assist mentor teachers as part of their first experiences in actual classrooms. Mentors provide opportunities for pre-service students to experience a variety of teacher-related activities, concentrating on those activities that keep the student in the classroom setting.

Junior II students are placed in an elementary or middle grade classroom for one full day a week for 12 weeks in Bryan/College Station public schools whenever possible. Students are expected to be punctual and to display professionalism in their dress, attitude, and acceptance of responsibilities. The field-based assignment is part of the Junior II student's course grade.

Senior-level students enroll in Senior Methods the semester prior to their student teaching experience. Aggie pre-service teachers in Methods experience the continuity of learning through their expanded classroom responsibilities.

Senior Methods students are placed in an elementary or middle grade classroom for two full days a week for 12 weeks in Bryan/College Station public schools whenever possible. Students are expected to be punctual and to display professionalism in their dress, attitude, and acceptance of responsibilities.

Before a Senior Methods student can be given their field placement, they must provide the Methods Instructor for their field site evidence of membership in a professional organization that provides liability insurance. This may be satisfied with a copy of a membership card or a copy of the receipt for membership in the organization.

Pre-service secondary students observe and assist mentor teachers as part of their first experiences in actual classrooms. Mentors provide opportunities for pre-service students to experience a variety of teacher-related activities, concentrating on those activities that keep the student in the classroom setting.

Secondary students are placed in a high school classroom for one half-day a week for 10 weeks in Bryan/College Station public schools whenever possible. Students are expected to be punctual and to display professionalism in their dress, attitude, and acceptance of responsibilities.

This information is for students currently enrolled in student teaching.

FALL 2015 STUDENT TEACHERS

SPRING 2016 STUDENT TEACHERS

Students must attend both mandatory meetings to be cleared for student teaching.

Friday, September 25th & Friday, November 20th

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

101 General Service Complex - TAMU Bus Route

Parking: Any valid university parking permit (except night and weekend only permits) may park at no charge in Lot 88. Visitors without a permit can request a temporary parking permit from Transportation Services, or they can use the Pay and Display Machine. The GSC is also accessible from the Campus Shuttle System.

Student teachers follow the school district calendar, not the TAMU calendar.  Spring student teaching will officially begin the first day public school students return from the holiday break.  For most schools, that date will be 01/04/16. Student teacher supervisors host required orientation and seminars the first week of student teaching, so all students within a district must start on the same day.  

 

TLAC Registration Course Numbers and Section

  • LOCAL PLACEMENT - Section 500
  • DISTANCE PLACEMENT - Section 550
  • TEFB 426 (EC-6), MEFB 497 (MG), TEFB 429 (aggieTEACH), TEED 425 (12 hr.)

Verification of Enrollment for Insurance

  • Since student teaching is 6 or 9 hours, you may need a “Verification of Enrollment.”
  • Verification of Enrollment is only available AFTER the 12th class day of TAMU.
  • If the Verification of Enrollment does not meet your requirements and you must be enrolled in 12 hours, you can register for: TEED 425 section 500 (local) or 550 (distance).

For more information, please visit with your financial aid counselor and/or your insurance carrier.

Preliminary Criminal History Reviews for Educator Certification Candidates
Effective November 1, 2010 the Texas Education Agency will begin offering Preliminary Criminal History Reviews for Educator Certification Candidates for a non-refundable fee of $150.00. This service will allow those individuals who are contemplating obtaining a Texas Teacher Certificate in the future, the opportunity to have a review of an existing criminal history performed by agency staff. The review will be based solely on information provided by the candidate and will result in a non-binding opinion issued by the agency as to whether or not the candidate would be eligible for Texas Teacher Certification at the time of the evaluation. This process does not preclude a candidate from being required to submit to a national criminal history review as required by statute at the time of application for educator credentials. For more detailed information for the service, including all necessary forms and instructions, visit the following link for Frequently Asked Questions on the TEA website: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index2.aspx?id=2147486679.

Placement Options
This information is intended for TLAC Student Teachers and is subject to change.

TLAC’s commitment is to support the districts that are current partners with trained supervisors. New district partnerships will only be considered if the district is more than 35 miles from a current district, the district is willing to agree to placement guidelines, and a qualified student teacher supervisor can be hired in the area.

All university student teacher supervisors are hired and trained by the department. District partnerships are subject to change at any time. Student teachers may not be placed on a campus with an immediate relative.

To vary experiences, student teaching placements are based on:

  1. Mentor teacher availability
  2. Prior field placements (grade/subject/district)
  3. Student requests

For a list of student teaching partnering school districts, please visit here.

This information is intended for TLAC Student Teachers and is subject to change at any time. All school districts are fully accredited by the Texas Education Agency. Most districts accept K-12 placement requests.

For more details, please visit http://tlac.tamu.edu/teacher-certification/field-experiences. If you have questions, please email student-teaching@tamu.edu.

Student Teaching

This information is for students currently enrolled in student teaching.

FALL 2015 STUDENT TEACHERS

SPRING 2016 STUDENT TEACHERS

Students must attend both mandatory meetings to be cleared for student teaching.

Friday, September 25th & Friday, November 20th

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

101 General Service Complex - TAMU Bus Route

Parking: Any valid university parking permit (except night and weekend only permits) may park at no charge in Lot 88. Visitors without a permit can request a temporary parking permit from Transportation Services, or they can use the Pay and Display Machine. The GSC is also accessible from the Campus Shuttle System.

Student teachers follow the school district calendar, not the TAMU calendar.  Spring student teaching will officially begin the first day public school students return from the holiday break.  For most schools, that date will be 01/04/16. Student teacher supervisors host required orientation and seminars the first week of student teaching, so all students within a district must start on the same day.  

 

TLAC Registration Course Numbers and Section

  • LOCAL PLACEMENT - Section 500
  • DISTANCE PLACEMENT - Section 550
  • TEFB 426 (EC-6), MEFB 497 (MG), TEFB 429 (aggieTEACH), TEED 425 (12 hr.)

Verification of Enrollment for Insurance

  • Since student teaching is 6 or 9 hours, you may need a “Verification of Enrollment.”
  • Verification of Enrollment is only available AFTER the 12th class day of TAMU.
  • If the Verification of Enrollment does not meet your requirements and you must be enrolled in 12 hours, you can register for: TEED 425 section 500 (local) or 550 (distance).

For more information, please visit with your financial aid counselor and/or your insurance carrier.

Preliminary Criminal History Reviews for Educator Certification Candidates
Effective November 1, 2010 the Texas Education Agency will begin offering Preliminary Criminal History Reviews for Educator Certification Candidates for a non-refundable fee of $150.00. This service will allow those individuals who are contemplating obtaining a Texas Teacher Certificate in the future, the opportunity to have a review of an existing criminal history performed by agency staff. The review will be based solely on information provided by the candidate and will result in a non-binding opinion issued by the agency as to whether or not the candidate would be eligible for Texas Teacher Certification at the time of the evaluation. This process does not preclude a candidate from being required to submit to a national criminal history review as required by statute at the time of application for educator credentials. For more detailed information for the service, including all necessary forms and instructions, visit the following link for Frequently Asked Questions on the TEA website: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index2.aspx?id=2147486679.

Placement Options
This information is intended for TLAC Student Teachers and is subject to change.

TLAC’s commitment is to support the districts that are current partners with trained supervisors. New district partnerships will only be considered if the district is more than 35 miles from a current district, the district is willing to agree to placement guidelines, and a qualified student teacher supervisor can be hired in the area.

All university student teacher supervisors are hired and trained by the department. District partnerships are subject to change at any time. Student teachers may not be placed on a campus with an immediate relative.

To vary experiences, student teaching placements are based on:

  1. Mentor teacher availability
  2. Prior field placements (grade/subject/district)
  3. Student requests

For a list of student teaching partnering school districts, please visit here.

This information is intended for TLAC Student Teachers and is subject to change at any time. All school districts are fully accredited by the Texas Education Agency. Most districts accept K-12 placement requests.

For more details, please visit http://tlac.tamu.edu/teacher-certification/field-experiences. If you have questions, please email student-teaching@tamu.edu.

Secondary Students

Pre-service secondary students observe and assist mentor teachers as part of their first experiences in actual classrooms. Mentors provide opportunities for pre-service students to experience a variety of teacher-related activities, concentrating on those activities that keep the student in the classroom setting.

Secondary students are placed in a high school classroom for one half-day a week for 10 weeks in Bryan/College Station public schools whenever possible. Students are expected to be punctual and to display professionalism in their dress, attitude, and acceptance of responsibilities.

Senior Methods

Senior-level students enroll in Senior Methods the semester prior to their student teaching experience. Aggie pre-service teachers in Methods experience the continuity of learning through their expanded classroom responsibilities.

Senior Methods students are placed in an elementary or middle grade classroom for two full days a week for 12 weeks in Bryan/College Station public schools whenever possible. Students are expected to be punctual and to display professionalism in their dress, attitude, and acceptance of responsibilities.

Before a Senior Methods student can be given their field placement, they must provide the Methods Instructor for their field site evidence of membership in a professional organization that provides liability insurance. This may be satisfied with a copy of a membership card or a copy of the receipt for membership in the organization.

Junior II Field Experience

Junior II students in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture observe and assist mentor teachers as part of their first experiences in actual classrooms. Mentors provide opportunities for pre-service students to experience a variety of teacher-related activities, concentrating on those activities that keep the student in the classroom setting.

Junior II students are placed in an elementary or middle grade classroom for one full day a week for 12 weeks in Bryan/College Station public schools whenever possible. Students are expected to be punctual and to display professionalism in their dress, attitude, and acceptance of responsibilities. The field-based assignment is part of the Junior II student's course grade.