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Student teaching is a semester-long experience in which you’ll take the knowledge, performance, and dispositions you learn in Ball State classrooms and integrate it with a professional setting. You’ll work under the mentorship of a classroom teacher and the supervision of university personnel.

While student teaching presents learning opportunities, it also embodies the added responsibility of teaching and advising P-12 students.

You can student teach in Indiana, or choose from one of our national or international opportunities. (Certain restrictions apply.)

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Scholarship Info from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education

Informational Meetings

Those who are eligible to student teach in Fall 2018 or Spring 2019 are welcome to attend one of the meetings below:

Mandatory Student Teaching Application Meetings
Date Time Place
Monday, 1/14/19 5-6:30 p.m. Teachers College Building, room 120
Tuesday, 1/15/19 8-9:30 a.m. Teachers College Building, room 120
Wednesday, 1/16/19 2-3:30 p.m. Whitinger Building, room 300
Thursday, 1/17/19 5-6:30 p.m. Teachers College Building, room 120

Apply to Student Teach

The student teaching application window will open after the first meeting on September 26, 2017 and stay open until 4 p.m. Eastern Time on October 16, 2017. Another application window will open early Spring 2018.

As a reminder, students need to be fully complete with DP2 and attend one of the meetings above in order to apply.

Download Application Instructions (PDF)


If you have any questions, please contact the OTES-CP office at 765-285-1168 or via email