Training and equipping future educators is a vital part of Central Michigan University. The Pre-Student Teaching program places education students in PK-12 classrooms throughout Michigan.
The Pre-Student Teaching experience is the second of three field components in the Teacher Education program. Each education student will be partnered with a PK-12 classroom educator in a local school for a 10 week, 30 hour commitment. Students commuting to the university will be allowed to complete their pre-student teaching field experience in a school district close to their home. Students will not be placed in a district they have attended.
Students have the opportunity to:
• Observe classroom teachers
• Gain experience in working with individual students and small groups of students
• Experience planning, teaching and evaluating of activities
• Develop an awareness of practices used by experienced classroom teachers
concerning classroom management and the maintenance of a positive classroom
• Experience some of the other aspects of teaching, such as preparing bulletin boards,
developing teaching materials, correcting papers, evaluating projects and attending
• Develop an awareness of the total school environment
The Pre-Student Teaching Director/Coordinator will distribute necessary information and forms to each student during the first week of their corresponding university class. PK-12 field assignments and additional information will be available on Blackboard close to the start of the semester. Please be monitoring and responding to your CMICH email account.
Elementary education students will enroll in their Pre-Student Teaching course during the second semester of the Professional Education Sequence.
Secondary students should sign up for their Pre-Student Teaching course within their major content area during their first or second semester of their Professional Education Sequence.