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.


Doug Bower (djbower@eiu.edu)


Important Notice for Spring 2015 Student Teachers

Candidates who plan to student teach in Fall 2015 or Spring 2016 will need to complete their application to Student Teach during Fall 2014. The online application will be posted here in early October with a mid-November deadline for final submission.  


Important Notice for Fall 2015/Spring 2016 Student Teachers

Pre-placement meetings for Spring 2015 Student Teachers will be held on Thursday, September 11th.  Registration for these meetings will begin at 8 am on Tuesday, September 2nd in the Dean's Office, College of Education & Professional Studies, 1420 Buzzard Hall.  Additional information will be sent to your EIU email account.


Other Notices

As of July 23, 2014, the main office for the Department of Student Teaching has been relocated to 1420 Buzzard Hall (CEPS Dean’s Suite). There will be no change in the services provided to faculty, students and school partners, it is only a change in office location  The department phone number will remain the same {581-2620).  

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. Doug Bower (djbower@eiu.edu).

Student Teaching Application

Every student planning to student teach must formally apply. Applications for fall 2014 and spring 2015 are now closed.  Applications for Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 will become available in Sept 2014.  If you have previously submiited your application and need to update it, please call the Student Teaching Office at 217-581-2620 to unliock your file then click here.