Description of Student Teaching
The professional semester is the final semester, and the culmination of the education major's teacher preparation. The professional semester may be composed of student teaching or the alternate program.
During student teaching, education majors will put into practice skills and theories learned in the excellent courses at YCP as well as skills and theories of the assigned cooperating teacher. As the student teaching semester progresses, the student teacher will acquire responsibilities until the student teacher has full responsibility for the entire day. The student teacher will spend a minimum of two weeks (although we will ask you for 4 weeks for full semester placements) with full responsibility. Upon successful conclusion of student teaching, student teachers will receive a grade, a letter of evaluation/recommendation from their college supervisor and a letter of evaluation/recommendation from their cooperating teacher.
Cooperating Teachers will receive a stipend for their work. The College is extremely grateful for the time and effort spent by Cooperating Teachers.