Eastern Illinois University's Department of Student Teaching and Clinical Experiences is proud of its fine reputation for preparing teachers. All teacher education programs at EIU are fully and nationally accredited. Practical experience with learners in school settings is a vital component of our teacher education programs.
From classroom observation to small group teaching, straight through to practicum and student teaching, EIU students receive many opportunities to develop into teachers in their chosen field of expertise. Please contact our office if you have questions about student teaching or clinical experiences.
Important Notice for Fall 2013 Student Teachers
Remember that if you are planning to student teach in fall 2013, you need to complete fingerprinting and obtain a TB skin test.
If you will be teaching in the Champaign Region, please click here for information you should see prior to your pre-placement conference.
Planning to student teach in Chicago public schools? After meeting with your EIU student teaching coordinator, click here to access the CPS Student Teaching Application.
If you need to make changes to your student teaching packet, please contact Dr. Kestner.
Student Teaching Application
Every student planning to student teach must formally apply. Students planning to student teach in fall 2013 or spring 2014 needed to apply by October 31, 2012. Students who missed this deadline need to contact the Student Teaching Office immediately. Students who have previously applied may click here to access the application they have already submitted.
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