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Download the Student Teaching 2017–18 Handbook (PDF)

Prospective Student Teachers

IMPORTANT: We are no longer accepting student teaching applications for Fall 2017 / Spring 2018. [Applications were due on 2/5/17.]

Applications for Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 will be available on this page in January 2018.

If you have a compelling reason why you need to apply late for 2017-2018, you will need to make an appointment with your Department Chair and the Director of Field Placement to ask for an exception to the deadline. If an exception is granted, your placement will not be guaranteed due to the lateness of your request.

Student Teachers

Student teachers should download the items listed below within the first week of student teaching. The first is a form for recording the weekly schedule for your teaching assignment. It should be completed and submitted to your supervisor, unless your supervisor requests this information in a different format. The others may be useful when planning lessons during student teaching. All documents can be found in the Student Teacher Handbook as well.

  1. Elementary Education Student Teaching Schedule Form (PDF)
  2. Secondary Education Student Teaching Schedule Form (PDF)
  3. Lesson Planning
  4. Preobservation Form (PDF)
  5. INTASC Standards for Teaching

Cooperating Teachers

Cooperating Teachers are required to complete several evaluations throughout the semester. All evaluations will be sent via email link (not an attachment), and conducted through SurveyMonkey.

Cooperating Teachers are eligible to receive a monetary honorarium or tuition remission towards a Rider University graduate course. 
Honoraria are issued after the close of the academic semester. Tuition remission may be applied to a course within one year of the semester in which a cooperating teacher hosted a Rider University student teacher.

  1. Form Requesting Honorarium or Tuition Remission (must be submitted by all CTs)
  2. IRS W-9 Form (must be submitted by all CTs)
  3. Tuition Remission Form (only submit if requesting Tuition Remission instead of the honorarium)

Forms may be submitted via email (as scanned pdf attachments), fax, mail, or dropped off at:

Rider University
Office of Field Placement & State Certification
2083 Lawrenceville Road, MEM 116
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
[email protected]
609-896-5175 (phone) 609-896-5282 (fax)
Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30AM - 5:00PM

Rider Supervisors

After each classroom observation, supervisors must complete a narrative evaluation on Canvas. The written document should be saved as a PDF and emailed to the student teacher and the cooperating teacher. To request reimbursement for travel expenses, supervisors should complete the forms below and submit them to the Field Placement Office in Memorial 116.

  1. Expenditures for Supervision of Student Teaching Form (PDF)
  2. Request for Checks Form (PDF)
  3. IRS 2017 Standard Mileage Rates