Student teaching is a major component in every resident educator licensure program. To be eligible to begin a student teaching placement, the candidate must:

  1. Be officially admitted to and in good standing in the licensure program.
  2. Have and maintain an official BCI/FBI background check on file in the Education office (no older than 365 days) throughout the student teaching period
  3. Apply for student teaching by the posted deadline.
  4. Have and maintain an overall  3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
  5. Earn a grade of “C” or better in all required licensure courses.  "B" or higher in methods courses.
  6. Verify successful completion of current AED/CPR, First Aid, and VIRTUS (Catholic school placements only) certifications
  7. Complete all required field clinical experience hours.
  8. Have taken all required general and content OAEs (Ohio Assessment for Educators) needed for initial licensure as dictated by the student's program schedule. 
  9. Have proof of current membership in an approved professional association
  10. Obtain advisor’s approval.
  11. Meet Professional Performance Standards as defined by the School of Education in the following areas: Rapport, Reliability and Responsibility

By the end of the student teaching placement:

  1. Provide documentation of attendance at an approved local, state, regional, or national conference while being a graduate student at Mount St. Joseph University

Transfer students in graduate licensure programs must complete the residency requirement at the Mount before becoming eligible to student teach.  The student teaching period lasts 12-15 weeks, depending upon the student's licensure program.