Revised Student Teaching Regulations
At their April 2019 meeting, the Board of Regents adopted regulatory amendments that outline new student teaching requirements for registered teacher preparation programs. The new student teaching requirements would apply to candidates enrolling in a registered program in the Fall 2022 semester or later. The regulatory amendments require programs to develop Memoranda of Understanding or similar collaborative agreements with the P-12 education community and/or other appropriate entities, increase the amount of time in the student teaching experience to at least a full semester (at least 14 weeks), allow certain experienced teachers who are enrolled in graduate programs leading to a certificate to complete only 50 hours of student teaching, and update the minimum qualifications for school-based and university-based teacher educators (cooperating teachers and supervisors, respectively). The regulatory amendments also align the teaching experience requirement in the individual evaluation pathway for certification with the new student teaching requirement for programs.