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Placement Information and Forms for Students

Double Degree Student Teaching Placement Application

The Student Teaching application deadline for 2013-2014 was January 31, 2013.

Interested in student teaching 2014-2015? Mark your calendar for one of the Student Teaching Application informational meetings:

  • Monday, November 25, 2013, 2:00 - 3:30 pm, Furman 303
  • Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 2:30 - 4:00 pm, Furman 303

Please complete the Intent to Apply form by January 31, 2014, to give us a preliminary idea for numbers.

Please note that in order for your student teaching application to be considered, you must be in the Provisional Level (Level 2) of the Double Degree.  This means that your major shows "Education," not "Pre-Education." For those planning to student teach during the 2014-2015 academic year, the deadline for submitting Provisional Level application materials is February 19, 2014. To check on your progression toward student teaching, call 541-737-4661 to make an advising appointment.

Student Teaching applications will be accepted up to April 1, 2014. Applicants must have attended an informational meeting or met with Head Advisor Allyson Dean prior to completing the application.

2014-2015 Student Teaching Application

Resources for Applicants

Career Services - resume examples and tips, drop-in hours for resume/cover letter review

PowerPoint with links from the Student Teaching Application informational meetings 

Fingerprints and Background Checks

All student teachers and practicum students are required to have current (within the last three years), cleared fingerprints on file prior to beginning a placement. Please allow up to two months for prints to process and clear. Fingerprint packets can be picked up from the Student Services office in 104 Furman Hall, and prints can be done by appointment with Campus Safety (no charge) or a local police department/sheriff's office (usually for a small fee). There is a $59 fee to TSPC for fingerprint processing. Cleared prints are valid for three years. Prints must also be current and cleared when applying for a teaching license.

Students who do not have current, cleared fingerprints and are only completing course-related observations in the schools must complete a Criminal History Verification (CHV) background check through ODE, for a fee of $5. CHV forms can be picked up in 104 Furman Hall.

Full disclosure on the character questions is imperative to fingerprint/background check clearance, success in a teacher preparation program, and ultimate eligibility for a teaching license. Providing false information on a background check document may result in consequences regarding academic dishonesty, as well as possible denial of student teaching clearance and a teaching license. If you answer "yes" on any of the character questions on the PA-1 fingerprint packet, please refer to the TSPC Instructions for Answering Character Questions page for instructions on submitting the required supporting documentation.

Please contact Jennifer Humphreys at or 541-737-4841 if you have questions about the fingerprinting or background check processes.


ESOL or ESOL/Bilingual Internship Placement Request

If you are in the ESOL or ESOL/Bilingual Endorsement Program and plan to complete your internship during the upcoming year, please complete the Internship Placement Request form and submit it to Stacey Lee, ESOL Coordinator.  See the ESOL Program Handbook for more information about internship requirements.


TCE 409: September/Winter Experience

Please Note: Winter Experience will not be offered December 2014.

TCE 409 is intended to give pre-service teachers additional time in the field (90 or 60 hour minimum) learning how to establish a classroom environment.

409 informational flyer

409 syllabus

This course requires pre-approval prior to registration. If you are interested in registering for 409, please contact Jennifer Humphreys at



Student Handbooks
Double Degree Science and Math Education ESOL
Music Education Agricultural Education Physical Education
OSU-Cascades MAT Elementary   OSU-Cascades MAT Secondary


Before beginning a student teaching or observation placement, please review the OSU Youth Program Policies and Guidelines for expectations as to appropriate interactions with youth, as well as helpful resources for issues such as the mandatory reporting of suspected child abuse.