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Hello! I am a college student graduating this winter with a BA of Elementary education! Prior to my student teaching, I have some questions. I am wondering when the first day of my student teaching will begin. Will it be the first day of school in the elementary school? or the first day of school at my university? Also, will I be going to the elementary school 5 days a week, for the whole day? Please share your experiences of student teaching with me! Thank you.

Apr 10, 2016 11:00am

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    • Apr 10, 2016 12:00pm

      This is a good question to ask your University Supervisor. Each local community may have different expectations. Within our community, student teachers start when school starts with their students. Sometimes it is even before if there is professional learning taking place.

      • Apr 12, 2016 6:12am

        Congratulations! As Jana mentioned- many of the answers to your questions vary from place to place.

        You sound very excited to begin, which is awesome. Do you know where you will be "placed" in the winter? If so, can you volunteer in either the spring or the summer to orient yourself? I found this to be very helpful prior to my student teaching.

        • Apr 22, 2016 4:09am

          It is really hard to answer. Each place have different requirements and you can't be sure 100 percent if you will start at exact date!