Student Teaching and Placements
During your time at CUI we want you to get the best experiences for becoming an outstanding teacher. To do this we give you the opportunity to start working with students from K-12 starting in your first class EDUC 101 Introduction to teaching. You will continue with placements through EDUC 201, EDUC 480/481 and culminate with your student teaching experience.
The Placement Office of the School of Education will contact districts and schools for you for all placements after EDUC 201. We will try to handle requests as best as we can, but cannot guarantee placement in any particular school or district.
Student Teaching is the culminating experience of the credential program. This is a full-time experience in two classroom settings for an entire semester (18 weeks). Generally, fall student teaching ends mid-January and spring student teaching ends mid-June. Multiple subject candidates will gain experience in two of the three grade level categories: lower grade (K-2), middle grade (3-5), or upper grade (6-8). Single subject candidates typically complete their assignment at one school site and experience two different levels or genre of their discipline.
Why get your credential at CUI? Read what our graduates have to say.
Learn about your future professors in the School of Education Faculty profiles.
Questions? Send an email here or call at (949) 854-8002 ext. 1355.