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Student Teacher's experiences in South Korea (WKU News)
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Visit the CEBS International/Cross-Cultural Initiatives website to read experiences students have had while doing student teaching abroad.


Student teaching is an opportunity for pre-service teachers to practice with supervision what they have learned about teaching. The Student Teaching Staff is responsible for verifying that students are qualified to student teach, for making their placements in area schools, for choosing appropriate personnel to supervise the student teachers, and for maintaining accurate records.

We encourage those who plan to student teach to visit us no later than early in the semester prior to student teaching. If there are questions, please contact Cindy White at or 270-745-4896.

Student Teaching Application



Early Field Experiences

Requirements For Admission To Student Teaching (Undergraduate/Initial Certification)

Instructions For Applying For Admission To Student Teaching (Undergraduate/Initial Certification)

Map of Western Kentucky Service Region

Student Teaching Data Form

Physical Form

PBiS (Promoting Positive Behavior in Schools)

Student Teaching Course Registration

Student Teaching Handbook

International Student Teaching Forms & Applications (WKU Office of Study Abroad & Global Learning)

CEBS International/Cross-Cultural Initiatives (International Student Teaching)

Visiting Student Teacher Requesting University Requirements

Liability Insurance Options available from KEA

Teacher Work Sample

Links for Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) or Graduate Initial Certification

Links for Cooperating Teachers

Links for University Supervisors

Links for Student Teachers

News and Announcements

WKU Spring 2017

German teacher receives WKU honor  [Video: View from the Hill | Pictures] (3/3/2014)

Student Teacher's experiences in South Korea (Youtube; WKU News)

For more information on Student Teaching, contact: Ms. Cindy White

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