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    Fall 2017 Student Teachers

    A mandatory Professional Day meeting for all student teachers graduating in December 2017 is November 29, 2017, at 8:00 a.m. at the HUB. You will need to inform your cooperating teacher or university supervisor of this excused absence from student teaching. At this meeting, you will:

    • learn about the Pennsylvania certification process, adding on certifications, applying for out-of-state certifications, and the use of the TIMS system.
    • be provided with how to apply and interview with prospective employers.
    • be able to purchase your cap and gown at the Co-op Store.
    • receive your Act 36 letters at the end of the meeting. These letters verify your degree completion and pending certification to school districts. This letter is the required document for day-to-day substitute teaching following your graduation.

    Members of the Registrar’s Office will be available during this meeting to allow you to check your degree information and to make sure that any minors and/or concentrations are represented on your transcript.

    There will be a mini education job fair immediately following the meeting in the HUB so please dress professionally and bring your cover letters and resumes.

    Some departments have additional activities planned for their students on this day. Please contact your department about any departmental activities that are planned for that day.

    Spring 2018 Student Teaching Candidates

    A mandatory meeting for all majors from any teacher education program who are planning to student teach in spring 2018 will be announced soon. You only need to attend one of these meetings to be eligible to student teach in spring 2018. It is critical that you attend as you will learn about all requirements, expectations, and policies related to student teaching. Bring note-taking materials to this meeting.