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EIU Department of Student Teaching and Clinical Experiences

Attention Spring 2018 Student Teachers

Sign Up for Pre-Placement Meeting - On Friday, August 18th we will begin sign-ups for pre-placement meetings for candidates planning to student teach in Spring 2018. Sign-ups will take place in 1420 Buzzard Hall (Dean’s Office College of Education & Professional Studies) Monday-Friday from 8-4:30. There will be a notebook with tabs for each of the coordinators. Find the tab for your coordinator and sign up for a time that fits your schedule. The deadline to sign up Monday, August 28th.. The actual pre-placement meetings will take place on Thursday, September 7th. Pre-placement meetings are your opportunity to meet with your assigned student teaching coordinator and discuss student teaching in general and the parameters of your student teaching placement. If you are not taking on campus classes this Fall you may contact Dr. Doug Bower at for assistance.

Prior to your pre-placement meeting on September 7th it is very important that you log into your student teaching application ( ) and update your materials including but not limited to your personal information, education information (especially GPA), resume, and your transcript. Once you are finished, simply click save and finish later on the main screen. You do not need to click “click her to complete your file” . If get a message that your file is locked please email Dr. Doug Bower and he will unlock it for you.

Sign Up for Fingerprinting - Also, all candidates planning to student teach in Spring 2018 must complete another fingerprint based Criminal History Check no later than October 4, 2017(unless you were fingerprinted through EIU on or after January 1, 2017). Technicians are on campus regularly from August 22 up until mid-term but you must sign up for an appointment. Sign ups for fingerprinting begin Friday, August 18th in 1420 Buzzard Hall (Dean’s Office College of Education & Professional Studies) from 8-4:30.

Register for Content Tests- Don’t forget that in accordance with state law all candidates must pass the content test(s) in their field prior to beginning student teaching. For Spring 2018, EIU must have official scores documenting passage of the appropriate content test(s) no later than November 27th. Please note that all content tests are only offered in a computer based format at one of the Pearson Vue Centers. Go to for more information about test dates, formats, and registration information. EIU is a test site, contact the Office of Testing and Evaluation ( ) for additional information. For questions about which test(s) you are required to pass prior to student teaching please contact your advisor or program teacher education coordinator. Elementary Education Candidates who will student teach in Spring 2018 and graduate no later than Summer 2018, please remember that you should register for Test 110-Elementary/Middle Grades.

Fall 2018 Student Teachers Planning to Student Teach in Chicago Public Schools

If your coordinator has asked you to complete the application to student teach in Chicago Public Schools please go the following website . Review the material required and once the application period opens use the student teacher registration link to complete your application. If you have questions please contact Dr. Raymond LaPorte at

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Dept. of Student Teaching and Clinical Experiences

1420 Buzzard Hall
Eastern Illinois University
Charleston, IL 61920

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8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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