Student Teaching Information

Teacher candidates in the MAT program complete a 15 week student teaching placement in the spring term, beginning in January and continuing through April.  Candidates follow the professional schedule of their mentor teachers and complete the state-required edTPA (Teacher Performance Assessment) for certification.  A weekly seminar is held on campus on Tuesdays in the late afternoon.  An overview is given in the documents below. 

Educ615  Differentiating and Documenting Learning, course syllabus
Educ622  Student Teaching, course syllabus

The School of Education works with multiple schools in the Tacoma area to provide observation and internship placements for beginning teachers.  The following schools have worked with us recently (follow the district link below and then browse for a school you are interested in):

Elementary Schools

District

Point Defiance Elementary
Stafford Elementary

Tacoma
Tacoma

Middle Schools

District

Curtis Junior High School
Jason Lee Middle School

University Place
Tacoma

Secondary Schools

District

Lincoln High School
Curtis High School
Federal Way High School
Science and Math Institute (SAMI)

Tacoma
University Place
Federal Way
Tacoma