Student Teaching

Students may combine some sections of student teaching, but all student teachers must student teach for a minimum of 14 weeks (14 semester hours) and must enroll in the student teaching seminar. Students seeking two or more divergent endorsements should expect to student teach longer than 14 weeks. The State of Iowa requires that all student teaching placements are full-time (regular teacher hours) and full-semester. Students are encouraged to limit their work schedules and not take classes or participate in extra-curricular activities during the student teaching semester. Student teaching placements are limited to a 35 mile radius of the Simpson College campus.

Art Student Teaching Sections

  • 388AL Student Teaching: Art (Elementary) with Required Student Teaching Seminar (7-14 credit hours)
  • 388AS Student Teaching: Art (Secondary) with Required Student Teaching Seminar (7-14)

Early Childhood, Elementary and Middle School Student Teaching Sections

  • 388PK Student Teaching: Preschool (with Required Student Teaching Seminar) (3-14)
  • 388P Student Teaching: Primary (K-3rd grade) with Required Student Teaching Seminar (7-14)
  • 388IL Student Teaching: International at the Elementary Level with Required Student Teaching Seminar (7-14)
  • 388UL Student Teaching: Upper Elementary (4-6 grade) with Required Student Teaching Seminar (7-14)
  • 388LS Student Teaching: Elementary Special Education (Instructional Strategist I) (7-14)

Middle School, Junior High, Senior High Student Teaching Sections

  • 388M Student Teaching: Middle School (5-8) with Required Student Teaching Seminar (7-14)
  • 388S Student Teaching: Jr. High/Sr. High School (7-12) with Required Student Teaching Seminar (7-14)
  • 388IS Student Teaching: International at the Secondary Level with Required Student Teaching Seminar (6-14)
  • 388SS Student Teaching: Secondary Special Education (Instructional Strategist I) with Required Student Teaching Seminar (7-14)

Music Student Teaching Sections

  • 388ML Student Teaching: Music (Elementary) with Required Student Teaching Seminar (7-14)
  • 388MS Student Teaching: Music (Secondary) with Required Student Teaching Seminar (7-14)

Physical Education and Health Student Teaching Sections

  • 388PL Student Teaching: Physical Education (Elementary) with Required Student Teaching Seminar (7-14)
  • 388PS Student Teaching: Physical Education (Secondary)(7-14)
  • 388PHL Student Teaching: Elementary Physical Education and Health with Required Student Teaching Seminar (9-14)
  • 388PHS Student Teaching: Secondary Physical Education and Health with Required Student Teaching Seminar (9-14)

Student Teaching Seminar Sections:

  • 389 Student Teaching Seminar (1)