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The student teaching semester is the capstone experience in both the undergraduate teacher education programs and in the Graduate Level Teacher Preparation Program.

Student teaching is a fifteen week long semester that is full time teaching. Students are placed in settings where they can learn best practices in teaching and work with partner schools in developing effective teaching strategies and understandings about curriculum, assessment, and classroom management. Students work directly with one or more cooperating teachers who are selected because of their ability to mentor novice teachers into the profession. Each student teacher also has one or more supervisors who are on the faculty at Rider and who are credentialed in the certification area and have experience teaching.

Student teachers also have the opportunity to spend part of their semester student teaching abroad in a variety of locations. Please visit the Center for International Education in the BLC to learn more about the unique global teaching opportunities available at Rider University.

Contact the Office of Field Placement & State Certification
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Erica Spence-Umstead
Director of Field Placement
Memorial Hall 116
Adam Lucas
Assistant Director of Field Placement
Memorial Hall 116