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 Fall 2014 Student Teachers

Fall 2014 Student Teachers TB Testing Clinic Dates

All student teachers are required to have a TB skin test prior to student teaching. This test is given as close to the semester of student teaching as possible, preferably within 90 days of student teaching.

The IL Dept. of Public Health requirements are:

One-step TB test for teaching Kindergarten through 12th grade.

Two-step TB test for teaching pre-kindergarten (Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education).

The first test is given and read within 48-72 hrs. after administration. The second test is given 7 days after administration of first test and read within 48-72 hrs.

The Fall 2014 Student Teacher TB Testing Clinic will be held as follows:

Monday, April 21, 2014 -- Give TB test

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 -- Give TB test  

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 -- Read TB test    

Thursday, April 24, 2014 -- Read TB test

For those students needing the two-step, the second test will be given April 28 and April 29, with readings on April 30 and May 1.

WHERE:     EIU Career Services (walk-in)

                  1301 Human Services Building

COST:        $10 fee (which can be billed to your account)


Other Notices

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. 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.