Methods and student teaching/internship information
program-specific requirements, refer to the official program
checksheet available in the Student and Academic Services
Office, 365 Education. All teacher preparation students
must meet their program’s eligibility requirements,
as listed on the checksheet, prior to being placed for
the methods field experience and subsequent student teaching/internship.
Consult the Student Teaching Handbook, www.bgsu.edu/colleges/edhd/advising/sthdbk/,
for additional policies and information.
Students must be fully admitted to the College of Education
and Human Development and accepted into their programs,
have successfully completed all prerequisite courses and
met any minimum grade requirements, have completed 90
hours of university coursework, and earned the minimum
accumulative and major grade point averages required for
their program by the end of the semester prior to methods
and/or student teaching/internship. Students who are declared
ineligible for student teaching/internship have the right
to appeal to the academic program coordinator.
Students apply for methods and/or student teaching placements
at sign-up meetings held the semester prior to the term
they will be completing the experience. Separate meetings
are held for each program during the first weeks of the
term and it is the student’s responsibility to attend
this important meeting.
The Office of Research and Field Experiences obtains all
student teaching placements. Students may not arrange
their own placements and will not be placed in a school
where a family member is employed or attends nor a school
they themselves attended. Although student placement preferences
are taken into consideration, they often cannot be accommodated.
Students are placed in approximately a 50-mile radius
of Bowling Green and are responsible for their own transportation
to and from the site. We strongly recommend that students
obtain additional travel and liability insurance prior
to beginning the experience, either from their insurance
agent or through BGSU (see page 20 of the Student
Teacher Handbook). BGSU also offers an international
and an out-of-state student teaching option for selected
All students must be tested for tuberculosis and submit
current “negative” test results prior to beginning
the student teaching classroom experience.
Student teachers are mentored and evaluated over the course
of their student teaching experience by a university supervisor
and the cooperating teacher. Students should keep copies
of all evaluations since the University does not retain
these reports as part of the student’s permanent