Student teachers are not permitted to student teach in the school district they attended. The faculty makes every effort to make the best possible match between student teacher and cooperating teacher. This personal touch is a strength of this deparment that most universities cannot offer. This is a fourteen week placement.
Each faculty member observes at least six times during the student's placement in addition to other informal visits. I meet with my student teachers once a month for a seminar and refreshments.
If students are sincerely interested in an urban student teaching placement, we encourage them to let their interests be known to me or their advisor as early in their college career as possible.