Professional Education Sequence aims to provide teacher candidates with a foundation of
understanding of teaching and learning approaches and strategies in a classroom
setting. As a secondary education student you will have your pre-student
teaching component within your major content area. The secondary
education pre-student teaching course will be taken after you have
been admitted to the Teacher Education Program. It is highly recommended
that the pre-student teaching course be taken in conjunction with your content
methods course. The goal is to ensure continuity in candidates’ presence in
the school, allowing them to experience the development of teaching and
learning over time, while providing support to the school and community.Secondary
Pre-Student Teaching Classes:
regarding the application will be sent to their CMICH email account once candidates have enrolled in their pre-student teaching course.
online Placement Application can be found at on your Student Information Sheet. Your cooperating teacher will receive a packet of
information that includes a copy of your application with responses to the
essay questions and an explanation of their role in your Pre-Student Teaching
Experience. This is an opportunity for
you to make a good first impression.
placement information will be available on your Student Information Sheet. Instructions will be sent via
the CMICH email account and Blackboard.
teaching packets with required forms will be disbursed to you during the first
week of your pre-student teaching class. Any questions or concerns you may have
about your pre-student teaching experience can be addressed in your
Pre-Student Teaching (ENG 319)
All English majors and minors will receive their pre-student
teaching experience in ENG 319. This is
the only pre-student teaching experience that does not go through the
Pre-Student Field Experience office.
Once enrolled in ENG 319, your university profession along
with the Pre-Student Teaching Director and the Clinical Experiences Coordinator will have all information
and placement materials at your first course meeting on campus. There is additional pre-student teaching
information available on Blackboard at the start of the semester. Placements will be arranged around the Mount
Pleasant, MI area.
Further questions can be answered by Dr. Elizabeth Brockman
in the English Department or Jennifer Quick
in the Center for Clinical Experiences office. For a
list of the Pre-Student Teaching secondary content courses please click here.