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Student Teaching


Requirements to Student Teach

  • Full Admission to the Teacher Education Program.
  • Submit a completed Request to Student Teach form to Clinical Services and Certification staff in Lovinger 2170.
    Deadline for submitting the Request to Student Teach form
    • December 1st for student teaching in a fall semester
    • May 1st for student teaching in a spring semester
      Requests received after the deadlines will be charged a $100 late fee.
      No late requests will be accepted after the last preliminary meeting for student teachers held each fall and spring semester.
  • Complete all coursework prior to your student teaching semester.
  • Achieve the following grade point averages:
    • Cumulative GPA of 2.75 of higher
    • Content GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Professional education GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • No grade lower than a C in all professional education courses which are designated by a book symbol in the UCM Undergraduate catalog.
  • Possess a current background check on file with DESE.
  • Take the Missouri content assessment test required by your area of certification.  A passing score on your specific Missouri content assessment test is required to be eligible for an initial teaching certificate.


UCM is the longest continuously CAEP accredited public institution in Missouri


Lacey Fischer
Lovinger 2170
Tel: 660-543-4880


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