Principles of Teaching
Bloomsburg University

Please note: This  was reproduced from the Bloomsburg University Student Teaching Manual to give you an idea of the MINIMUM requirements for student teaching.  Once you begin student teaching, your student teaching supervisor may add more requirements.


            During the 1999-2000 academic year, a team of university supervisors formed a consensus regarding minimum requirements for each student teaching placement.  These minimum requirements include:

1. Lesson Plans:
Must be written for every lesson
Must be initialed & dated by cooperating teacher prior to teaching

2. Thematic Unit:
1 required per placement (or 1 if entire semester in one placement)

3. Bulletin Board/Learning Center/Exhibit:
2 required per placement

4. Daily Reflective/Dialog Journal

5. Focused Observations of Other Teachers: 
Minimum required = 2 per placement

6. Videotape + Written Lesson Plans + Written Critique of the Lesson:
Minimum required = 1
(*Check district policy regarding parent/guardian releases for videotaping)

7. Multi-media/Technology:
Document evidence of the integrated use of technology in planning and instruction

8. Self-evaluation of Lessons Taught

9. Professional Attire

10. Working/Showcase Portfolio

Any projects (learning centers, bulletin boards, etc.) constructed with district materials will remain with the district.

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Raymond S. Pastore, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Education
Bloomsburg University
Bloomsburg, PA 17815-1301