Admission to Student Teaching
As a capstone experience of their training to become teachers, education students undergo a student teaching experience. Prior to being allowed to student teach, candidates will:
*Have senior standing
*Complete all required education courses
*Meet GPA requirements (see below)
*Be able to complete all course work in the major within one semester
*Be recommended by faculty in both the major and education
*Pass Praxis I and Praxis II. You are exempt from Praxis I if you scored > 1100 on the SAT with a score of 500 or better in both math and verbal OR if your ACT score > 22 on verbal and math
The Student Teaching Practicum involves fifteen weeks of in-depth teaching in a host school, during which the teaching candidate plans and executes lessons in several different classes, under the supervision of his/her host teacher. Before beginning student teaching, students will have completed and passed both Praxis I and Praxis II and have submitted an application for student teaching to the education program at Green Mountain College.
Download the student teaching application.
Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirements for Elementary Education and Special Education
In order to be recommended for licensure, a student must have achieved a GPA of 3.0 in education courses and a 2.7 overall prior to student teaching, and must receive a grade of B or better for student teaching.
In order to be recommended for licensure, a student must have achieved a 3.0 GPA in education courses, have a 3.0 GPA in subject major courses, have a 3.0 average overall, and receive a grade of B or better for student teaching.