Student teaching is a full-time, full-semester, carefully supervised experience. Through written agreements, university and school authorities are committed to providing quality field experiences for prospective teachers. An international student teaching option affords students the opportunity to explore teaching from a multicultural perspective.
Student teaching applications must be filed by specific deadlines dates in the semester immediately preceding student teaching. Applications are submitted online through the Field Experiences Portal. An applicant must successfully meet all conditions specified by the appropriate academic department before an application for supervised teaching will be approved. Failure by the student teacher to meet any requirement may result in a delay or cancellation of the supervised teaching assignment.
Any candidate for student teaching who has transferred to UNLV must fulfill all specific requirements and have completed at least 15 hours in residence, including nine credits in professional education courses. Additional courses — as determined by the advisor or the department chair — may be required of the student. Verify with departments for possible alternative degree requirements.
More information related to student teaching can be found on the Office of Field Experiences page.